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Wiltshire and Avon

About Us

The group meets at Marshfield Community Centre (map) , and Langley Burrell Village Hall (map)
Contact
Marlene Mackay
t. 01666 840249
e. wilts@hardy-plant.org.uk

2017 Programme

All meetings start at 2.00 pm unless otherwise stated. There will be an entrance fee of £2 for members and £3 for guests.
Homemade cake and tea £1.50

Sat Jan 14th, 2017 —Langley Burrell
'Things that turn me on :Confessions of a Plant Freak'
Nick Macer 

Nick is from Panglobal Plants
Wed Feb 15th, 2017  Marshfield
'From Plant to Plate'
Sue Applegate 

Insights into the work of the UK Fresh Produce Industry
Wed March 15th, 2017 —Marshfield
'Botanicus Tongtwistii'
Carrie Thomas 

Hopefully this will help us understand the Latin Names
Sat Apr 15th, 2017  Langley Burrell note: 12 noon
Plant sale for members, followed by
TBA
Wed May 17th, 2017 —Marshfield
'Pin me to the wall and do what you want with me'
Andrew Mikolajski

An interesting talk on Climbers
June Outing TBA
Wed Sept 13th, 2017 —Marshfield
'Adventures with Fancy Foliage'
Julian Sutton 

Some new ideas for the garden
Sat Oct 14th, 2017  - Langley Burrell
AGM followed by a talk
'One Man’s Vision'
John Wood

Ralf Dutton laid out the garden at National Trust Hinton Ampner, Alresford
Sat Nov 18th, 2017  Langley Burrell
'Late Summer Colour'
Julie Ritchie 

A welcome return of this speaker from Hoo House Plants
Wed Dec 13th, 2017 —Marshfield
Xmas meeting, lunch at 12.30pm followed by
'A Head Gardener’s Story'
James Cox 

James designed the garden at Yeo Valley, visited by members in 2016

2018 Programme

Jan 13th, 2018 —Langley Burrell
'For the love of Snowdrops'
Lyn Miles 
Lyn is a well known member of Wilts & Avon HPS, and a keen gardener
Feb 14th, 2018 —Marshfield
'Lime tolerant plants—herbaceous and woody shrubs'
Terry Baker 
Terry has his own nursery Atworth Nursery Botanic Gardens
March 10th, 2018 —Marshfield
'Plants for spring & early summer interest'
Kevin Hughes 
Former Head Gardener at Heale House
Apr 14th, 2018 Langley Burrell note: 12 noon
Plant sale for members, followed by
'Growing vegetables in a small space'
Sally Nex 
Sally is Gardening Writer
May 16th, 2018 —Marshfield
'Success & failure with Alpines (how I grow them)'
Richard Horswood 
Richard is a former Biology teacher
June Outing TBA
Sept 12th, 2018 —Marshfield
'Stumperies, Ferns & Shady Friends, as it says on the label'
Andrew Tolman 
Gardener, lecturer & former senior gardener at Highgrove
Oct 13th, 2018  Langley Burrell
AGM
Followed by 
'New Tricks for Old Gardeners'
Katherine Crouch 

BBC gardener of the year 1999, garden journalist & designer
Nov 10th, 2018 Langley Burrell
'The evolution of Clematis'
Brian Davis 
Brian has a passion for clematis
Dec 12th, 2018 —Marshfield
Xmas meeting, lunch at 12.30pm followed by
'Mistletoe: Fact, Myth & Legend'
Dr Michael Jones 

2016 Programme

Wed 13th January, 2016 – Marshfield
'Plants for Alkaline Soil'
Terry Baker
Owner of the Botanic Garden Atworth

Sat 13th February, 2016 – Langley Burrell
'Salad leaves for all seasons'
Charles Dowding
Noted enthusiast for No Dig Gardening

Wed 16th March, 2016 – Marshfield
'Peonies & Iris'
Sue Applegate
Sue in a commercial grower of these lovely plants

Sat 16th April, 2016 – Langley Burrell note: 12 noon
Plant sale for members, followed by
'Secrets of the Wiltshire Landscape'
Robert Harvey
Photographer and environmental scientist

Wed 11th May, 2016 – Marshfield
'Flora of the Western Cape South Africa'
Nick Wray
Curator ,University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Wed 14th September, 2016 – Marshfield
'Abbotsbury Gardens'
Stephen Griffiths
Stephen is the Garden Curator of Abbotsbury

Sat 8th October, 2016 – Langley Burrell AGM followed by
'Colour in the Garden'
Val Bourne
Well known gardener and journalist

Sat 12th November, 2016 – Langley Burrell
'Bird Watch'
Simon Tucker
A talk on the British Trust for Ornithology’s Garden Bird Watch Scheme

Wed 14th December, 2016 – Marshfield
Xmas meeting, lunch at 12.30pm followed by
'Minimum Effort : Maximum Gain'
Mary Payne
A welcome return of this inspiring gardener


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