spring is on its way!
The snowdrops are in full bloom, the first crocus are showing colour, the perfumed shrubs are beginning to flower and the daffodils are in bud.
All we need is some sunshine to be able to enjoy them all to the full. There’s lots to look forward to.
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our next event
Being Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral
a talk by Philip Oostenbrink
lower hardres VILLAGE HALL
Near Canterbury, CT4 5NP
SUNDAY 23 FebrUARY 2020, 2.30PM
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Brian Wickenden, an expert on Corydalis, will tell us all about this fascinating plant including its cultivation and how to naturalise it with other garden plants to best effect.
Garden visit in Fawkham
A visit for members only to a beautiful garden to see a wide variety of snowdrops in the middle of the galanthus season, the ideal time to see these harbingers of spring.
Find out, from Head Gardener at Canterbury Cathedral, Philip Oostenbrink, all about this beautiful and historic garden. It has many different aspects and is full of unusual plants.
garden visit in otterden
There are no neat edges or formal beds in this garden. But there are hundreds of plants, with an emphasis on those for woodland, growing together as if in the wild.
We are looking forward to welcoming Joe Sharman back to talk to us about variegation. It occurs in all types of plants and Joe will, we hope, have all the answers.
Don’t forget the Seedling Swap! It’s a chance to give away your surplus seedlings and get something new and exciting in exchange. And it will soon be time to get sowing!
Gardening is usually something of a solitary occupation so belonging to a society like ours gives us the opportunity to meet other like-minded people to share our love of plants. Some of us are experts, some are beginners and most of us are somewhere in between but we are all keen to learn more and to share the knowledge we gather.
We arrange events throughout the year. From September to April we have monthly meetings with a talk, plant display, plant, sundries and book sales and seed swap. In all but the depths of winter we organize visits to gardens large and small. Our area groups often arrange other informal events where you can meet fellow members.