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About the Group

The group meets at Swines Meadow Farm nursery, 47 Towngate East, Market Deeping, PE6 8LQ.
Janet Quinn
01733 252161  or
Angie Jones (Janet and Angie)

2019 Programme

All meetings commence at 2-30pm unless otherwise stated

January 19th, 2019
Group Quiz and Party
February 16th, 2019
'Shade and semi-shade plants'
Colin Ward
March 16th, 2019
'A Friendly Greeting, container plants'
Harriet Rycroft
April 20th, 2019
'James Lye and his Fuchsias'
Kristopher Harper
April 21st, 2019
Plant Fair
May 18th, 2019
Subject to be confirmed
June 15th, 2019
To be arranged
September 22nd, 2019
Plant Fair
October 19th, 
'Thorncroft Clematis'
Peter Skeggs-Gooch
November 16th, 2019
AGM followed by 
'RHS trials'
Steve Edney 

2018 Programme

Saturday January 20th, 2018  
Quiz and nibbles
Saturday February 17th, 2018
'New Zealand Gardens and Plants'
Colin Ward
Saturday March 17th, 2018
'The Ornamental Garden through the Seasons'
Lou Nicholls

Head gardener at Ulting Wick, Essex
Saturday April 21st, 2018
Janet Buist
Saturday May 19th, 2018
'Garden Bugs, cohabit, conserve or control?'
Ian Bedford
Saturday June 16th, 2018 
'Canterbury Cathedral Garden'
Philip Oostenbrink
 (Head gardener)
Philip will talk on the garden and his role as Plant Heritage coordinator for the Kent group.
Saturday September 15th, 2018 2.00pm for 2.30
Progress with Cally Gardens
Kevin Hughes
Sunday September 16th, 2018 10am - 2.30pm
Plant Fair
at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery
free entry, refreshments available
Saturday October 20th, 2018
Subject to be confirmed​
Andrew Luke

Head gardener Wrest Park, 
Saturday November 17th, 2018 1-30 pm
AGM followed by
'Gardening on the other side of the pond'
Doug Stewart

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 2-30pm unless otherwise stated

18th February, 2017
'The Gardens of Ireland'
Geoff Stebbings
18th March, 2017
Melanie Collins 

of Mickfield Hostas 
15th April
Kevin Hughes 
16th April, 2017
Plant Fair (details tbc)
20th May, 2017
'Plants of New Zealand'
Colin Ward
2nd July, 2017
Plant Fair (details tbc)

2016 Programme

16th January, 2016 at 2.30pm.
Members’ five favourite plants.

20th February, 2016 at 2.30pm.
“Plantsman’s Favourites”
Colin Ward.
Plus a walk round Swines Meadow nursery/garden, (weather dependent).

19th March, 2016 at 2.30pm.
“Plants that excite”
Dr Andrew Ward

16th April, 2016 at 2.30pm.
A talk by Kevin Hughes
subject to be arranged

21st May, 2016 at 2.30pm.
“The weird and the wonderful”
Michael Myers
A botanical exploration of plants and their aberrant forms.

15th October, 2016 at 2.30pm.
to be arranged

19th November, 2016 at 1.30pm AGM then at 2.30pm
a talk by Kevin Pratt
subject to be arranged.

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