Monthly Meetings and Events 2013

Saturday meetings are held at Peopleton Village Hall, WR10 2EG, on the second Saturday of the month. Apart from the Christmas party in December, the talks all start at 2pm. Entrance is free to Group members; visitors' entrance charge is £2. Visitors will be expected to join the Group if they attend regularly.

Sat 12 Jan Talk: Hidcote by Lawrence Johnston Duncan Coombs
Sat 9 Feb Talk: Tulips in the Wild and Cultivation John Page
Sat 9 March AGM followed by talk: Early Spring Perennials Ingrid Millington
Holders of the National Plant Collections of Acanthus and Albuca. Hillview specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous, with a particularly large ranges of Auricula and Canna (Sarah Millington has applied for National Collection status for Canna).
Sat 23 March Hardy Plant Society AGM & Annual Lecture Day at Pershore College
Sat 13 April Talk: Summertime Blues Stuart Dixon
Horticultural lecturer and writer. Broadcaster on gardening subjects.
Sun 21 April Spetchley Plant sale
Tues 7 May Coffee morning at Christine Ealing’s, Shrawley
Sat 11 May Talk: Silver Foliage Plants Gordon Malt
40 years experience in Horticulture/arboriculture.
Sat 8 June Plant Sale at Peopleton Village Hall
Wed 12 June Coffee morning at Wendy Martin’s, Pershore
Sun 16 - Thurs 20 June Cumbria Garden Tour
Thurs 4 July Coffee morning at John & Hilda Watts’, Alcester
Sat 13 July Talk: Adventures with Strange Perennials Julian Sutton
Botanist, nurseryman, lifelong plantsman.
Wed 24 July Visit to Croome Walled Gardens
Sat 14 Sept Talk: Heleniums
A Day with Beth Chatto
Martin Blow
Michael Leech
Self taught horticulturalist, botanist and entomologist. Horticultural PR consultant.
Sat 12 Oct Talk: Gardens of Brittany and Normandy
A Day with Beth Chatto
Jeff Bates
Michael Leech
Martin Blow
National Collection Holder of Heleniums and applied for National Collection of Centaurea. Co-owner of Special Perennials - a small nursery growing a great range of rare and heritage hardy plants.
Sat 9 Nov Talk: Hellebores & Companion Plants Glenis Dyer
Former lecturer in business studies and IT. Former committee member of British Clematis Society. Member of International Clematis Society, and Alpine Garden Society.
Sat 14 Dec Christmas Party - meet at 1pm, followed at 2pm by talk: A Royal Greenhouse, a Water Fountain and a Chateau Brian Skeys
Freelance gardener. Likes cottage gardens and Japanese style gardens.