Past Meetings & Events

JUNE 2024 MEETING

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 19:15

Joe Carey

Carey Garden Design Studio

‘The Story of the Creation of a Gold Winning Chelsea Show Garden’

This is the story of the creation of the gold medal winning ‘Talitha Arts Garden’ by Joe and Laura Varey, Holt’s very own Garden Designers, at Chelsea Flower Show 2023.

MAY 2024 MEETING

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 19:15

Chris Bell

Weather forecaster, UEA lecturer and BBC Look East Weather Presenter

‘Weather and Night Sky Photography’

After giving us some excellent talks we have invited Chris back to share with us his passion of weather and night sky photography. Sit back, relax and enjoy some amazing photographs!

ANNUAL PLANT SALE 2024

Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 08:30

Annual Plant Sale

Reepham Market Place

From 8.30 until sold out.

APRIL MEETING

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 19:00

AGM at 7.15 followed by:

Ellen Mary

Ellen has been listed in the Top 5 Women Influencers in Horticulture by Grow Your Own Magazine! She has appeared on many TV programmes and is the Horticultural Co-Ordinator for the Royal Norfolk Show.

‘Explore Gardens of the USA’

After her excellent talk in 2020 on ‘Plants and Nature for Wellbeing’ we have invited Ellen back to give us a talk on USA gardens. This will be a visual tour of outstanding gardens and planting from her travels including Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, Phoenix Botanical Garden and the New York High Line to name a few. If you haven't had the chance to go and see these gardens, this talk will take you on a walk as if you were there yourself!!!

MARCH MEETING

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 19:15



Kathy Gray

Programme Organiser for Norfolk Plant Heritage Group

‘Plant Hunters’

Kathy will start her talk with ‘Tradescants’ (John Tradescant (c.1570 – 1638) is one of the most captivating characters in the story of gardens) with the talk continuing with very early plant hunters -  Joseph Banks, the father of plant hunting, Frances Masson who is maybe less well known but introduced so many plants that we use today, mainly from South Africa then David Douglas who gave us many of our conifers and finish with Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson. Kathy tries to include a bit about the people themselves rather than just the plants.

FEBRUARY MEETING

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 19:15

Guy Barker

aka The Naked Gardener

‘Snowdrops and Winter Treasures’

Sorry ladies I understand that Guy keeps his clothes on for the talk, which should be very apt for this time of year.

JANUARY MEETING

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 19:15

Martyn Davey

Martyn features with Alan Gray on BBC Radio Norfolk’s Garden Party

‘Plant Pests and Diseases’

Martyn has given us excellent talks in the past and as an expert in plant pests and diseases this talk is bound to be very interesting and informative.

DECEMBER MEETING

Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 13:00

It’s Christmas Party Time, starts at 1pm.

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME

NOVEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 19:15

Luci Skinner

Director of Wootens of Wenhaston, Plantsman’s Nursery

‘Hemerocallis, Exploring the Day Lily and All It’s Merits’

A discussion on one of the easiest garden plants on the market today. A brief history, delving into all the different forms from the elegant and fragrant to the blousy and flamboyant. Looking at how to incorporate this rewarding plant into your garden and dispelling the myths on its invasive nature.

Also:

Autumn Bag Sale

Please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at £1 per bag.

OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 19:15

Andrew Sankey

Garden designer, nurseryman and lecturer

‘Cottage Cures & Superstitions’

A look at various plants (wild/cottage), their uses, supposedly medicinal properties and connected superstitions. Find out why country folk swallowed live spiders or rolled naked in beds of nettles!!!

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