What’s On

NEXT EVENT

WEDNESDAY 21st September – THE EVOLUTION OF THE HERBACEOUS BORDER

Stoke Poges School, Rogers Lane, at 8pm

A fascinating talk by Carolyn Foster on 100 years of Changing Fashion from Gertrude Jekyll to Professor Nigel Dunnett.

Carolyn has been a professional gardener for over 30 years, designing gardens and planting schemes but also focussing on border maintenance and pruning. Plants are her passion,  and her own garden is one of a plantaholic!  However she also grows vegetables and gardens organically.  Carolyn is a member of Berkshire Hardy Plant Society, Cookham Horticultural Society and an Assistant County Organiser for the National Garden Scheme in Berkshire. She ran some popular gardening courses for the WEA for 10 years and now gives  talks to local gardening groups. Carolyn loves to visit gardens which she finds a huge source of learning.

Please note this is a change from the previously advertised talk entitled ‘Say it with Poison’ which we now hope to hold in May 2023.

AUTUMN TALK & BUFFET EVENING

WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER – WILDLIFE IN THE GARDEN

Wildflower meadows and how to encourage biodiversity in your garden, a talk by Matt George.

More details to follow.

WHAT ‘WAS’ ON

Parks of New York

A talk on Zoom to members of the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society on 10th March, by Franzi Cheeseman, MHort(RHS), Manager of the Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens.

Available to watch on Youtube link: https://youtu.be/SSg5iFCMTXE

The Secret Iris Garden

Part of the Gardeners World programme Episode 15 broadcast on 25th June 2021 describing work carried out in restoring a very large private collection of Bearded Irises. Available on https://hdclump.com/gardeners-world-2021-episode-15

‘Green with Envy’ – Are Green Walls All They Are Cracked Up To Be?

An illustrated entertaining talk given at our October 2020 meeting on Zoom by Charlotte Howard MHort(RHS)

Available to watch on Youtube link: https://youtu.be/Gc1-0639byE

    

BURSARY
As a result of the donations received from the iris project, the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society is offering a bursary each year of up to £400 for applicants aged between 16-25 residing within a radius of 50 miles of Stoke Poges Buckinghamshire who wish to pursue a career in horticulture and gain the skills and knowledge requisite for entering and progressing within the profession.
Priority will be given to students following a horticultural course lasting one or more years and grants might for example go towards fees, research, travel in connection with a course, or other costs associated with a course to support individuals to gain accredited qualifications.
Contact Jon Homan by email : homanhome@gmail.com for further information and an application form.