Visits, Walks and Talks

Visit to a Sculptor's Garden in Eyam, Derbyshire

Our events team provides us with some wonderful experiences., organising visits to gardens less well known, perhaps very rarely opened. 

On these visits, often it is the owner or head gardener who will show us round.  Hearing the stories behind the garden provides a whole new dimension to the visitor experience. It's not surprising that our summer garden visits are very popular. Our regular Newsletter includes short reports about visits and also winter talks and will give you a better idea of the range of events. Members are also encouraged to contribute text and photos for these. Please look through our Newsletter archive and you will be able to read all about these fantastic events

We've has some interesting visits over the summer months, which I hope you have enjoyed. There are still some interesting visits coming up over early autumn:
The Events Team hope you enjoyed the series of garden visits over the summer, many of which are reported in the latest Newsletter that you will have received. The Events Team is now pleased to give you some details of the four talks for the months November through to March, two face to face and two via zoom. And the first one is preceded by a time for members to socialise over a welcome cup of tea and cake! The dates are:

Monday 20th November 2pm, at Marthall Hall, a chance to socialise and to hear from Kevin Pratt

Monday 22nd January 2pm (via zoom). The Walnut Tree - tales of history and cultivation, Charles Hulbert-Powell

Monday 12th February 2pm (via zoom) Market Gardens and Small Holding through the ages, Liz Wright

Monday 11th March 2pm, Marthall Hall, Marcus Chilton-Jones, Curator RHS Bridgewater

Details and booking details of the first event is below.  And as we always indicate, do book early to avoid disappointment. Look forward to seeing you there.

All best wishes from the Events Team

Monday 20th November, 2pm for refreshments, followed by talk at 2.30pm
Social event and talk from Kevin Pratt, Monday 20th November 2pm

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The Hall at Marthall, Sandlebridge Lane, Marthall, Knutsford, WA16 7SB

This is a social event for newer members to mix with other members before the winter zoom talks. The speaker will be Kevin Pratt who is well known as a speaker in this area and beyond. He is an experienced horticulturist qualified in botany and soil science. His long career covers many aspects of gardening including his work for the RHS Trials Committee and becoming an RHS gold medallist. Kevin has a passion for growing rare and unusual plants and will tell us about his Village Plant Nursery in Hazel Grove. The talk will include the work he has been doing for Arabella Lennox-Boyd at Gresgarth Hall.

Event Contact: Please book with Janet Horne by Friday 17th November to avoid disappointment

Cost: £8 including tea/coffee/cake
Event Contact: Janet Horne

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