We love plants! We like looking at them, growing them and talking about them.
It’s a New Year!
And that means there will soon be lots to do in the garden.
But we can make time to enjoy the Kent Group lecture season.
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Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds the National Collection of Tulipa species so this will be a chance to find out about these fascinating, unusual and beautiful plants.
We all want good plants for our gardens that are healthy and have lots of flowers with good colour. Luckily, there are people developing such plants and bringing them to market.
Special Spring Meeting
Spring means it’s time once again for our special meeting, which incorporates an indoor plant fair with a lecture and photographic and plant displays.
Our speaker will look at some of the many perceived ‘rules’ of gardening and consider their value – or otherwise. We expect a lively discussion after her talk!
Garden Visit in Yalding
A visit to a six-acre garden with a large collection of trees and shrubs, a developing stumpery with shade-loving plants, and a dry garden with yuccas, agaves and succulents.
Day trip to Savill Garden
Kent Group members are off for the day to The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park where they’ll see gardens planted in a mix of styles and dramatic combinations.
We love plants and they are the focus of all our activities. Members have a very wide range of interest from well-known plants to the rare and exotic, particular genera or plants for specific conditions. We also can’t resist propagating our plants so members can often swap or buy many plants that are difficult to find elsewhere.
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. We also have our own plant fair and area groups often arrange other informal events.