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All events will be subject to the restrictions and guidance in place at the time. Updates will be sent by email of any changes.


Please let the secretary, Rosemary Walsh, know if you intend attending any of the forthcoming events. Email: External link opens in new tab or windowrosemary.walsh1@btinternet.com



October  6th  (Wednesday) 2021: Visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Birmingham B15 3TR and Cotswold Garden Flowers, Sands Lane, Badsey WR11 7EZ. In the morning we will visit the nerines at BBG—they took some of Steve Eyre’s bulbs and are building up a collection. Please meet  in the reception area at 10.30 a.m. Curator, Wayne Williams, will take us around the garden showing us the nerines. Please see the website External link opens in new tab or windowbirminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk for details about entrance prices and parking. Lunch is available at the tearooms at BBG. In the afternoon we will visit Ed Brown’s nerines at Cotswold Garden Flowers.


October 16th (Saturday) 2021:  Exbury: visit to the Five Arrows Gallery and the glasshouses 10.00am gates open with tea served from 10.30 am and the Nerine display opening at 11.00am in the Five Arrows Gallery.


October 17th (Sunday): 2021 Isle of Wight: visit to Ken Hall’s National Collection, Springbank, Winford Road, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0JX and Chris Edwards in Newport. Lunch at the Fighting Cocks.


October 9th (Saturday) –  October 23rd (Saturday) 2021 inclusive: Plant Heritage Guernsey Nerine Festival, Guernsey Gardens, Contact Andrew Lanoe  for more details   External link opens in new tab or windowalanoe@cwgsy.net Please check the States of Guernsey’s Covid restrictions.


October 24th (Sunday) 2021: RHS Wisley, Hilltop, the Home for Garden Science. The Society will mount a display in the atrium of the new Hilltop building. We will also give “bite-sized” talks on various plants in the Amaryllidaceae throughout the day. The RHS Wisley library will display related books to link with the NAAS display.



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October 30th (Saturday) 2021: Annual General Meeting, Holton Village Hall, OX33 1PR.  Our main speaker is Nick Wray, curator of the University of Bristol Botanical Garden, speaking on the Flora of the Western Cape with a focus on Amaryllids. Jonny Hartnell will talk on Crinum before lunch. See details on page 16 and 17 of the Journal.



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February 8th (Tuesday) 2022: 10.30am-12.30am Little Ash Farm Bungalow, Fenny Bridges, Honiton, Devon, EX14 3BL  We are invited by Helen Brown to see the snowdrops in her lovely garden (currently in the South West heat of the Nation’s favourite garden competition.


February 22nd (Tuesday) 2022, Morning visit to Ivy Croft, Ivington Green, Leominster HR6 0JN. Roger Norman’s garden will be a treat and there will be snowdrops on sale. In the afternoon we can visit the garden of the late Veronica Cross, Lower Hopton, Stoke Lacey, Bromyard, HR7 4HX, the source of many famous snowdrops.





 

 

Caroline  was  working in the Five Arrows Gallery in 2017  producing wonderfully delicate and meticulously rendered water colour paintings.

 

For information about her work, Caroline can be contacted by email: caroline.rackham@googlemail.com