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About the Group

The group meets at the Uppingham Methodist Church, Orange Street, Uppingham, LE15 9SQ (map)
​Anne Godbolt

01572 821844
For full details visit the Rutland Group Website

2019 Programme

All talks commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

January 8th, 2019
'In the not so bleak midwinter'
Timothy Walker
February 12th    
'The Patch - a garden for all seasons'
Jim Almond 
March12th, 2019  
'Plants for the Connoisseur '
Simon Gulliver  
April  9th, 2019  
'A Year in a Woodland Garden'
Peter Williams
September 10th, 2019    
'The Autumn Flowers of the Peloponnese'
Joe Sharman 
October  8th, 2019  
'Plants and Gardens of New Zealand'
Gill Regan   
November 12th , 2019      
'Daisy Days'
Helen Picton
December  10th, 2019     
'Winter Thrillers'
Doug Stewart 

2020 Programme

January 14th, 2020
'Two for the Price of One'
Timothy Walker

Plants with at least Two Attractive Features
February 11th, 2020
'Life in the Garden of Burghley House'
Joe Whitehead
March 10th, 2020
'Cally Gardens'
Kevin Hughes
April 14th, 2020
'The HPS Conservation Scheme'
Jan Vaughan
September 8th, 2020
'Reginald Farrer and The Alpine Garden'
John Page
October 13th, 2020
'Special Plants for Small Gardens'
Peter Williams 
November 10th, 2020
'Confessions of a Plantaholic'
Razvan Chisu
December 8th, 2020
'Fabulous Foliage and Tempting Tenders'
Steve Edney 

2018 Programme

All talks commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

January 9th, 2018
'Spring into Spring" plants to give spring interest'
Nick Hamilton
February13th, 2018
'Dreaming Spires'
Stuart Dixon 
March 13th, 2018
'Unusual Bulbs'
Kevin Pratt 
April 10th, 2018
'I Just Can't Help Myself'
Brian Ellis 

An illustrated account of his ever increasing range of perennials including national plant heritage collections
September 11th, 2018
'How to cope with a dry garden'
Andrew Sankey 
October 9th, 2018
'A Labour of Love- 40 years at Pottertons Nursery'
Rob Potterton 
November 13th, 2018 
'A Journey from Georgian Elegance to Post Modern Reflection'
Harry Green

(Harry is head gardener at Morton Hall, Worcestershire)
December 11th, 2018
'Christmas Crackers - Plants for the Festive Season'
Janette Merillion

2017 Program

All talks commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

10th January, 2017
'Peru......Plants, People, Places'
Gill Hadland

14th February, 2017
'Snowdrops and Friends'
Ben Potterton
 14th March, 2017
'First Rate Perennials'
 Val Bourne​
11th April, 2017
'Shady Characters'
Andrew Ward  
28th May, 2017 10-30am until 3-00pm
Plant Fair 
Fox Cottage, Cottesmore Road, Ashwell (near Oakham), LE15 7LJ
Admission is £2.00, accompanied children free
Refreshments will be available. Open to the public, free car parking
12th September, 2017
'Plantsman's Choice'
Colin Ward
10th  October, 2017  
'What 's Still Flowering in October ......Keeping the Garden Going'
Amanda Potter
14th November, 2017
'Adventures with Fancy Foliage'
Julian Sutton 

12th December, 2017
'Daisy Days'
Helen Picton (Cancelled due to weather)

2016 Programme

All talks commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

12th January, 2016 
'Hardy Geraniums'
Julie Ritchie

9th February, 2016 
'The Garden in Winter'
Jeff Bates

8th March, 2016 
“Hardy Cyclamen”
Barry Gayton

12th April, 2016 
'The World of Ferns'
Neil Timms

Saturday 30th April, 2016 1-30 pm for 2-30 pm 8th Celebrity Lecture
'From Chelsea to Home (Bringing Chelsea Design to Your Back Garden)'
Matthew Wilson
(garden designer, writer, radio and television broadcaster) at Brooke Priory School Theatre, Station Approach, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6QW. Free Parking, Plant Sales.
Tickets £10-00 each to include Light Refreshments. Download an application form for tickets.

Sunday 29th May, 2016 10:30am until 3:00pm
Annual Specialist Plant Fair
Cottesmore Road, Ashwell LE15 7LJ 
18 Specialist Plant Stalls
Only £2-00 Admission, Refreshments Available

13th September, 2016 
'Irish Gardens'
John Page

11th October, 2016 
'Woodland Ranunculaceae'
Michael Myers

8th November, 2016 
'How to Design a Border, Focusing on Plants and Colour'
Laura de Beden

13th December, 2016 
'The All Year Bulb Garden'
Jim Almond

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