October and November events

There were some wonderful entries in the Autumn Show last month – here are some of them:

2018 Autumn Show

We were pleased to present David Smith with £450 for HospiceCare and Barbara Kidson £450 for the Village Hall – both proceeds from the Summer Show.

This month’s regular event is a Talk – ‘Japanese Gardens’ – we are fortunate to be joined by distinguished speaker Nick Wray, on October 24th 2018 (Wednesday) at 7.30pm

Over a thousand years of gardening traditions have created a unique garden style that is far removed from to our western tastes in garden design and the choice of plants. This lecture looks at the history and evolution of Japanese gardening styles and highlights some of the key features and links between gardens and Japanese culture. The lecture focuses on gardens in Tokyo, Nara and the cultural capital city of Kyoto.

Nicholas Wray MHort. RHS, F.I.CHort. is a professional horticulturist and educator who has worked at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden for thirty-two years. He has travelled widely studying plants in the wild, in particular the flora of South Africa. In 1992 he became a co-presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World working for three years alongside Geoff Hamilton. In 1998 he was appointed South African plant consultant to the Eden Project and in 2002 he became a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture. He is currently responsible for developing and curating the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, the first new university botanic garden in Britain for over forty years. In 2016 he was awarded the RHS Associate of Honour for services to horticulture and education.

Our next Coach Trip is to the NT’s beautiful manor house at Cotehele
Departing at 9 am from the village hall on November 14th (Wednesday) 

Every year in November, gardeners and volunteers from Cotehele come together to create the most beautiful Christmas garland, handmade using thousands of flowers grown throughout the estate. A tradition since 1956, the giant ‘swag’ is 60ft long and hangs in the Great Tudor Hall during the festive season. Restaurant and shop. Find out more and see a picture here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/creating-coteheles-christmas-garland

Cost NT members £12.50  Non NT £18.50 Please ring Annie Kobus 01297 443346 or 445618 to book – still a few places available.

A date for your diary later in Autumn:

November 28th 2018 (Wednesday) 7.30pm Society AGM followed by Talk ‘ Foraging  from the Garden’ by Anne Swithinbank, well-known local horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster.