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Salisbury Plain Mini-Group

About the Group

The Salisbury Plain Mini-Group meets at Urchfont Village Hall, Church Lane, Urchfont, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4QT (map)
Please contact the 
Wiltshire and Avon Group.

2019 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-30 pm

January 25th, 2019
'Derbyshire Gardens'
Lyn Miles    
February 22nd, 2019
'Gardening for Wildlife'
Richard Cripps  
March 29th, 2019  
'How a visit to Canada led to a Chinese Garden in Wiltshire'
​Dr Colin Little 
May 10th, 2019   
'In Pursuit of the Plants of Peru'
Hilary Little  (no relation)
June 7th, 2019     
Gertrude Jekyll—her Plants and Designs
David Usher
September 27th, 2019
'Crap Soup, Rat & Dog  - It’s all on the menu in Vietnam, Plant hunting in temperate Vietnam'
Nick Macer  
November 1st, 2019   
November 29th , 2019

2018 Programme

Jan 26th, 2018
Lyn Miles 

Lyn is a well known HPS member
Feb 23rd, 2018
'Plant introductions to National Trust Gardens' 
​Chris Chadwell
Chris has travelled extensively in the Himalayas
March 23rd, 2018
'The Living Jigsaw'
Val Bourne 

Val is a well known writer and organic gardener.
April 27th, 2018
'Ghastly Gardening’
Michael Brown​

Michael designed & created the medieval gardens at Prebendal Manor
He promises us The Horrible History of Gardening
May 25th, 2018
Sep 28th, 2018
'Plants of the Season'
Paul Green

Paul owns Greensleaves Nursery A demonstration using seasonal plants, which will be for sale afterwards
Oct 26th, 2018
'Irresistible Garden Plants for Butterflies'
Roy Cheek

Roy is a lifelong gardener
Nov 30th, 2018
'Fritillaries & Other Choice Bulbs'
Jim Almond

Jim specializes in dwarf & alpine bulbs

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-30 pm

Jan 27th, 2017
'Companion Planting'
Ray Broughton 
Feb 24th, 2017
Nick Wray 
March 31st, 2017
'Private gardens in Capetown & Johannesburg & the South African Plants we grow'
Victoria Logue
May 5th, 2017
'Scree & gravel gardening'
Don Everitt
May 26th, 2017
'Lovely Lilies'
John Baker 
September 29th, 2017
'Amaze the Neighbours — tall & unusual perennials'
Roger Turner
Oct 27th, 2017
'The Winter Garden'
​Sally Gregson 
Nov 24th, 2017
'Peonies & Irises'
Sue Applegate 

2016 Programme

29th January, 2016 
'Gardening on Chalk'
Ray Broughton

26th February, 2016 
'Rare, classic & unusual bulbs'
Gill Hazell

8th April, 2016 
'Rubus Species'
Barry Clark

29th April, 2016 
'Creating a Downland Garden'
Robert Harvey

27th May, 2016 
'My Chelsea Adventure'
Katherine Crouch

30th September, 2016 
'The Colours of Spring'
Jane Moore

28th October, 2016 
'Plant Hunting in Nagaland'
Paul Barney

25th November, 2016 
'Unusual Plants for Shade'
Nigel Rowland

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