Special Spring Meeting
There'll be plants galore at our very special meeting
Lenham Community Centre
Lenham, near Maidstone ME17 2QT
Sunday 20 March 2016, from 11am
Admission £2 HPS members Free
There’ll be plants galore at our Special Spring Meeting.
Plants to look at and plants to talk about, a talk about plants to listen to and photographs of plants to view. And plants to buy – with spring just around the corner, this is the right time to look for new and interesting plants for your garden in the year to come.
If you like plants as much as we do there is only one place to be!
Indoor Plant Fair 11am to 2pm
The Plant Fair is open to the public with an admission of £2.
There will be a tempting selection of plants for sale from local nurseries to suit every taste and pocket. You can browse the stalls in the comfort of a warm hall, chat to the nurserymen who have grown the plants and find out how to grow them in your garden. You’ll be sure to go home with some treasures that will bring colour and interest to your garden and pleasure for years to come. Full details here.
They will be joined this year by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones of Crûg Farm Plants, a nursery in North Wales, who will bring just some of the vast range of unusual and rare plants they grow, most of them from seed collected on their many trips all over the world.
Many of our members have cameras and enjoy using them to take photographs of the gardens they visit and the plants they like, as well as some more unusual and amusing subjects. In this exhibition you can see the results of their efforts. It is a very friendly competition so do please bring some photos and join in.
There are classes for all aspects of plant photography – including unusual garden owners! You can see the award winners from last year here.
Talk at 2.30pm
‘Plant Hunting in Colombia’ by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones
Bleddyn and Sue started their nursery, Crug Farm Plants in North Wales, more than 20 years ago and have been plant hunting at least once a year since the early 1990s, visiting the Far East, South America and Asia.
We are extremely lucky to have such well known speakers coming to talk to us and we are looking forward to welcoming them to Kent Group and hearing about their plant hunting exploits and the many plants they have seen and brought back with them. Visit their website here.
This is a rare opportunity and not to be missed!
It would be wonderful if we could have a really good plant display for this special meeting so please look round your garden and see if there is something you could bring to share with your fellow members and our visitors. It is such a feature of our meetings – let’s see if we can make it one to remember.
Last, but by no means least, we’ll keep you supplied with refreshments throughout the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during the morning, followed by a variety of homemade soup and rolls at lunchtime. And, of course, we have tea and homemade cake after the talk, to finish what we hope will be a very successful day.