The Botanical Gardener


Julian Sutton
Headcorn Village Hall, Headcorn, TN27 9NR
Sunday 24 September 2017, 2.30pm

Members’ lecture meeting. Guests are welcome to attend up to two meetings before becoming members.
Members £3 Guests £5

Julian started out as an academic botanist before turning gardener and nurseryman. He and his wife run Desirable Plants, a Devon wholesale nursery specialising in unusual herbaceous perennials and South African Iridaceae.
Julian last spoke to us at the Goodnestone Park meeting in February 2016 when he gave a very well-received talk on hellebores. The title of his talk this time will be ‘The Botanical Gardener’ describing the pleasure to be had from learning botanical names.

As usual at our lecture meetings there will also be:      Plant display – Plant sale – Seed exchange – Book sale – Raffle – Teas


I found this beautiful image of members of the Asteraceae family online and thought it would make an ideal introduction to our September meeting. It is by Alvesgaspar and is licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

  1. Yellow Chamomille – Anthemis tinctoria
  2. Crown Daisy – Glebionis coronarium
  3. Coleostephus myconis
  4. Marguerite – Argyranthemum frutescens ‘Bridesmaid’
  5. Sow Thistle – Sonchus oleraceus
  6. Chicory – Cichorium intybus
  7. Treasure Flower – Gazania rigens
  8. Galactites – Galactites tomentosa
  9. Field Marigold – Calendula arvensis
  10. Ox-eye daisy – Leucanthemum vulgare
  11. Common Hawkweed – Hieracium lachenalii
  12. Cape Daisy – Osteospermum ecklonis


Headcorn Village Hall


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