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About the Group

The group meets at Colehill Memorial Hall, Cannon Hill Road, Wimborne BH21 2LR. (map).
Penny Cleaver
01929 288092
For full details lease visit the Dorset Group Website

2019 Programme

All meetings commence at 2-30 pm unless otherwise stated

Saturday 26th January, 2019
AGM at 2.00 pm
2.30 pm 'For the Love of Snowdrops'
Lyn Miles
Saturday 23rd February, 2019 10am—1 pm, & Sunday 24 February, 1—4 pm 
Hellebore & Snowdrop Opening Manor Farm , Hampreston BH21 7LX
Wealways have a plant stall at the National Garden Scheme openings of members Anne & Guy Trehanes’ wonderful garden at Manor Farm, except for this special winter opening when Dorset Perennial Nursery provides the plants.
Saturday 23rd February, 2019
'Seasonal Plants'
Rosy Hardy 
Saturday 23rd March, 2019
'Botanic Gardens from the Arctic to the Tropics'
Mike Webber 
Saturday 27th April, 2019
'Plants that should be Better Known'
Katherine Crouch
Saturday 11th May, 2019  Doors open at 2.30 pm
This is a chance for all members to sell their propagated plants to the general public or other members. 
Our excellent homemade cakes and refreshments are also on offer
Saturday 18th May, 2019
Coach Trip to Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park
Sunday 9th June, 2019 1—5 pm
NGS Open Garden & Plant Sale
Manor Farm , Hampreston BH21 7LX
Sun 7th—Wed 10th July, 2019
Coach Holiday to Kent
Sunday 28th July, 2019 1—5 pm
NGS Open Garden & Plant Sale
Manor Farm , Hampreston BH21 7LX
Thursday 8th August, 2019 1—5 pm
NGS Open Garden & Plant Sale
Manor Farm , Hampreston BH21 7LX
Sunday 11th August, 2019 1—5 pm
NGS Open Garden & Plant Sale
Manor Farm , Hampreston BH21 7LX
Tuesday 3rd September, 2019
Coach Trip to Prospect House and High Garden Nursery, Devon
Wednesday 25th September, 2019 at 7.30 pm (Note evening meeting)
Charles Dowding and his “No Dig” philosophy on gardening
Saturday 26th October, 2019 at 2.00 pm 
An Afternoon with Fergus Garrett
Head Gardener of Great Dixter

TICKETED EVENT details to follow
Saturday 23rd November, 2019
'Really Useful Plants'
Andrew Haynes, Dorset Group President and Head Gardener at Edmondsham House

2018 Programme

Saturday 27th January, 2018
'Inspiration for Late Summer'
Helen Yemm

Daily Telegraph gardening writer
Saturday 24th February, 2018 2-00 pm
Group Annual General Meeting
Then at 2-30 pm
'Pests and Diseases'
Ray Broughton

Lecturer at RHS Wisley
Saturday 24th March, 2018
HPS National Annual Lecture Day / AGM
The national Annual Lecture Day and AGM will be hosted by the Devon group, in 2018.
The venue is Petroc College, Tiverton, (map) and 150 delegates from around the country are expected to attend.
The lecturers will be Julian Sutton and Nick Macer, and four plant nurseries will be present
Saturday 7th April, 2018
The Answer Lies in the Soil
David Hurrion
Deputy Editor of the BBC Gardeners World Magazine, and broadcaster
Thursday 26th April, 2018
Coach trip to Malverleys and Rosy Hardy's Nursery
Saturday 28th April, 2018
'Compton Acres Revisited'
Mary Payne

Writer, garden designer, broadcaster
Monday 30th April, 2018
Second Coach trip to Malverleys and Rosy Hardy's Nursery
Saturday 12th May, 2018
Group Plant Fair
Memorial Hall, Colehill
Afternoon teas
Sunday -Wednesday 10th-13th June, 2018
Coach Holiday to Midshires
Thursday 28th June, 2018
Coach Outing to Hanham Court and Special Plants Nursery
Saturday 8th September , 2018
Coach Trip to RHS Wisley Garden and Flower Show
Wednesday 26th September, 2018 7-30 pm
'Gilbert's Dahlia Season'
Nick Gilbert, Gilbert's Nursery, Sherfield English
Saturday 27th October, 2018
'Autumn at Blackthorn Nursery'
Jan Evans
Saturday 24th November, 2018
An Afternoon With 
​James Alexander Sinclair​

James is  a Garden designer, award winning writer, an accredited judge at the RHS Shows
and Chair of the RHS Gardens Committee 
(Ticketed Event)

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 2-30 pm unless otherwise stated

Saturday, 28 January, 2017 2.00 pm 
AGM to be followed at 2.30 pm 
'Choice Plants of Rosemoor'
Chris Birchall
Saturday, 25 February, 2017
'New Tricks for Old Gardeners'
Katherine Crouch

BBC Gardener of the Decade for the 1990's
Saturday, 25 March 2.30 pm, 2017
'Dealing with Plants that Behave Badly' linked to 'The Book of Weeds'
Ken Thompson

Telegraph columnist 
Saturday, 29 April 
'Stars of the Spring Garden'
Kevin Hughes

from Heale House Garden, Salisbury
Sat 13 May, 2017 at 2.30 pm 
at Colehill Memorial Hall. 
An opportunity to purchase plants grown by our own members. 
Refreshments available.
Tuesday 6 June, 2017
Coach Outing to RHS Rosemoor
Sun, Mon, Tues 2 - 4, July 2017
Coach Holiday to Norfolk
Thursday 31 August, 2017
Coach Outing to Sherfield English
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
'Gardening with Gravel'
 Marina Christopher
Saturday, 28 October, 2017    2.30 pm 
Roy Lancaster, the Hardy Plant Society President, talking about his book 'A Life of Plants'
Full details on the Dorset Group website
Saturday 28 October, 2017     5-30 for 6-30 pm
A “Diamond Jubilee Dinner” at Dudsbury Golf Club
Tickets for this event are restricted to Dorset Group Members. Please visit the group website for full details
Saturday, 25 November, 2017  
'Using Perennials in the Modern Garden'
Neil Lucas
Owner of Knoll Gardens

2016 Programme

Saturday 30th January, 2016 at 2.30 pm
“A Lifetime of Plants”
Bob Gibbons
nature photographer and author of ‘Wildflower Wonder of the World’.

Saturday 27th February, 2016 talk at 2.30 pm and AGM
“New, Different and Unusual Plants”
Michael Perry
Thompson & Morgan’s New Product Development Manager

Saturday 2nd April, 2016 at 2.30 pm (plus Seedling Swap)
“The History (and Future) of the Cottage Garden”
Neil Lovesey
Picket Lane Nursery owner

Wednesday 27th April, 2016 at 7.30 pm
“Wildside: A Naturalistic Approach to Gardening”
Keith Wiley
owner of Wildside, Buckland Monachorum

Saturday 7th May, 2016 at 2.30 pm
The Plant Fayre in Colehill Memorial Hall

Sunday 5th June, 2016 to Tuesday 7 June
Coach holiday to Herefordshire
A 3-day holiday staying at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford

Sunday 26th June, 2016 11 am to 5 pm
Colehill Gardens Gadabout
Local HPS gardens open, plant sale, lunches and teas in Colehill Memorial Hall

Wednesday 28th September, 2016 at 7.30 pm
“Bullet Proof Plants”
Andy McIndoe
MD of Hilliers Nurseries

Saturday 29th October, 2016 at 2.30 pm
“The Versatile World of Salvias”
Leila Jackson
grower at T3 Plants in Herefordshire

Saturday 26th November, 2016 at 2.30 pm
“Ornamental Vegetables in the Flower Garden”
Sally Gregson
Henley Mill Nursery

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