Event Programme 2020

January 16th

Event
Annual General Meeting
followed by
Talk
Gardening with my Ancestors

A personal look at gardening history. Speaker: Ann Brown

February 20th

Talk
From Pandas to Garden Canes

Bamboos in the Garden – prepare to be amazed! Speaker: Steve Lovell of Greenspaces, with 25 years horticultural experience

March 19th

Talk
Hostas: The Versatile Herbaceous Perennial

Plants for sale. Speaker: Robert Barlow who holds the National Collection of Hostas (British Introductions), some 4000 plants of over 350 varieties.

April 16th

Talk
The Wonderful World of Willows

Plants and items for sale. How to use willow in your garden and demonstration of making willow sculptures. Speaker: Rutland Willows.

May 8th

Event
Quorn May Fair

Garden Club stall. Plants for sale.

May 21st

Talk
The History and Development of the Japanese Garden

Speaker: Patsy Rayner, a gardener and frequent visitor to Japan. She will look at the elements which make up the traditional garden and their significance, with examples from many famous Japanese gardens.

June 4th

Trip
‘Pure Land’ - Japanese Garden & Meditation Centre

One of the ‘Inspirational Gardens of the World’. Guided Tour £7 entrance fee. Make own way.

June 18th

Event
Plant Swap

at 82A Leicester Road, Quorn, LE12 8BB

July 16th

Trip
Ravenstone Hall, Coalville

Large garden with woodland walk, orchard, rose garden, pond and herbaceous border. Entrance and tea £10.

August 13th   (2nd Thursday in the month)

Trip
Queens Park, Loughborough

Guided tour with the Park manager.

September 17th

Talk
The World of Ferns

Plants for sale. Speaker: Neil Timm of The Fern Nursery, Market Rasen

October 15th

Talk
Leicestershire Heritage Apples

Speaker: Mel Wilson of Leicestershire Apple Project who have about 100 kinds of apple in their collection, including all of the known Leicestershire apples.

November 19th

Talk
The Artist in the Garden

Speaker: Steffie Shields, Vice President of The Gardens Trust, renowned photographer and garden historian.

Reminder: AGM 21st January 2021

Everyone Welcome

Guest: £3 per meeting  -  Membership Fees: Individual £25, Couple £45

Time & Venue

7:15 pm in the Church Rooms, Quorn, LE12 8DP (map)