The last Suffolk Plant Heritage talk at Stowupland before the Autumn was on 22nd of April but there are two plant fairs, two open days and a 45th anniversary garden party during the Summer. Details are on the events page: Group Meetings .
Our 2023 programme of events is now well under way. The next one is: 25th February 2023: 2.30pm, Stowupland Village Hall, IP14 4BQ Talk: ‘Miss Ellen Willmott, her life and gardens.’ – Sandra Lawrence Ellen Ann Willmott FLS VMH of Warley Place in Essex was an influential member of the Royal Horticultural Society. Sandra Lawrence is a journalist and has written a biography of Miss Willmott entitled “Miss Willmott’s Ghosts; the extraordinary life and gardens of a forgotten genius”. Everyone is welcome to …Continue reading →
Gary Carroll: “Cranesbills, the hardy Geranium” Gary Carroll is the owner of ‘Cranesbill Nursery’ near Walsall. Gardening for over 15 years, Gary studied at Rodbaston Horticultural College and progressed on to a local Arboretum, a very large and busy Garden Centre. He then had his own Garden Renovation business, becoming a Gardener for a five-star hotel in Australia, to more recently being a Garden Manager at a historic National Trust property. His aim now is to provide the best range …Continue reading →
“The life cycle of British and Irish Butterflies” – Peter Eeles Peter is the author of possibly the most comprehensive book on the subject of butterflies, also of the same title. Peter will talk to us about the nectar sources and larval food plants of these beautiful insects, with a view to educating those of us who would like to encourage them to our gardens. The webinar will take place online at 16:30 on 18th February 2021. Suffolk Plant …Continue reading →
Helen Chen has been collecting bamboos for over 20 years since falling in love with them whilst living in China. A graduate of the WRAGS scheme, she has worked in estate gardening and retail horticulture, and now has a small nursery, Japonica Plants, specialising in bamboo and other interesting plants from east Asia. Her talk covers how bamboos grow, runners and clumpers, growing bamboos in containers, and a looks at a good variety of different species. The webinar will take …Continue reading →