Talk: Secrets of a Victorian Walled Garden


‘Secrets of a Victorian Walled Garden’ will be revealed at the next meeting of our Society when Chris Smith talks about the gardening pursued in walled gardens and greenhouses of the second half of the 1800s.

Chris Smith’s own walled garden is home of Pennard Plants, a small nursery in Somerset. It produces heritage vegetable seeds – notably French bean Cherokee Trail of Tears – old-fashioned flower seeds, including a honey bee mixture, and agapanthus in a profusion of varieties old and new. His nursery is a regular Royal Horticultural Society show medal winner, including a gold at Chelsea in 2013.

Following the talk on Wednesday January 22 at 7.30pm at Uplyme Village Hall will be an opportunity to ask Chris questions and purchase seeds and plants. Admission is free for members, £3 non-members, and refreshments will be available.

Visit the Society’s web page to see our programme of talks, events and outings for the coming year here.