A Life In Plants
A most welcome return visit from this very entertaining Master of Horticulture who from 1986 – 2014 worked at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden firstly as General Foreman then from 1988 as Horti Praefectus & finally as Director from 2002. Not to be missed!!
A Garden For All Seasons
A most welcome return of this enthusiastic lecturer who has enjoyed a lifetime in horticulture which included being presenter of Central TV's Gardening Time also advisor at the prestigious Ashwood Nurseries.
Mike Kinnes / AGM 7:15pm
Mike worked in the horticultural industry growing & landscaping for 10 years before taking up a lecturing post teaching all aspects of horticulture at Askham Bryan, Bishop Burton & Riseholme Colleges. Ten years ago he started his own horticultural consultancy business
Kinross House Gardens
Another welcome return of this terrific landscape architect, who after 12 years as an academic at Leeds Metropolitan University & 5 years as a director at a landscape design firm in York established his own practice near Ripon. Tonight he will tell us of his work at Kinross Gardens overlooking Loch Leven.
Castles and Plants of Transylvania
Born in Transylvania & fortunate to grow up in a Botanical Garden, Rasvan developed a passion for plants. He has a BSc degree in Horticulture and did a 2 year Master of Science course at his home University in Cluj After working for 2 years in the 300 year old Herbarium in the Botanical Garden in Cluj he started working as a freelance gardener both in Romania & now also in the UK.
The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park
Phil's love of gardening began age 5 when his parents got an allotment. This led to him doing a BSc degree with honours in Horticulture & Plantsmanship at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh & Scottish Rural College. After graduating he joined the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park as a Practical Plants Man and was promoted to Senior Gardener in 2017.
Weeding the 5000
We thoroughly enjoyed his previous talk about Alan Bloom and now is another chance to hear Alan's son-in-law talk about the work needed to maintain the Bressingham Gardens themselves to such a high year round standard
Nidderdale Hardy Planters
People, Plants and Places
We are so fortunate to have such a passionate plantsman visit us again. Peter was formerly principal lecturer at York St. John University. He is an ecologist, plant physiologist, statistician & gardener & he opens his lovely garden regularly in aid of the Yorkshire Arboretum on the Castle Howard Estate