PREVIOUS ONLINE LECTURES AND EVENTS:
ONLINE LECTURE - Tuesday January 19th, 2:30pm via Zoom. Dr Ian Bedford presented Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Control or Conserve? What are the good and bad garden bugs we often find in our gardens and what should we do with them? This renowned entomologist entertained us with his enthusiasm and advice.
ONLINE LECTURE - Wednesday December 9th, 2:30 pm via Zoom. CITY GARDENS TOUR with Katie Wignall. There are over 300 green spaces within the small area of the City of London. Granted, some of these are tiny, but on this virtual tour we walked around hidden corners to discover the unexpected bursts of colour and space in the oldest part of London. Each oasis, however small in size, is packed with history and we uncovered their secrets! Katie is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide and founder of Look Up London. She specialises in sharing London's hidden gems. With a mix of video, google street view and images her virtual tour gives you immersive walks from the comfort of home. Details of the gardens she discussed and her google map can be found HERE.
ONLINE LECTURE - Tuesday October 13th, 2:30 pm via Zoom. Timothy Walker, botanist and gardener presented his ideas on 'How to be a 21st Century Gardener.'
ONLINE LECTURE - Tuesday August 11th, 2:30 pm via Zoom with Sandra Pullen, specialist in gardens, architecture and decorative arts of the 18th century. Horace Walpole was a keen amateur gardener whose own garden very much reflected the emerging trends of naturalism, and later romanticism in English 18th century garden design. During the 50 years Walpole owned Strawberry Hill he commissioned several well-known artists to record his house and garden. This talk used these 18th century watercolours to chart the history and development of the gardens and illustrate how in 2010 they helped inform the restoration.
MEMBER’S GARDEN OPENING – National Garden Scheme -PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS GARDEN IS NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To arrange a visit call Harvey on 0208 969 8292 for more details. Harvey Groffman, 57 St Quintin Avenue, W10 6NZ
ONLINE LECTURE - During lockdown we held our first online lecture via Zoom on June 9th with Timothy Walker, lecturer, botanist and gardener. We were delighted with members’ responses to our first Zoom lecture by Timothy Walker on American Gardens. Notes on the lecture and links to some of the gardens and plants he highlighted can be found HERE. In case you missed the talk or would like to re-visit some of the gardens he mentioned, you can browse through them, albeit without Timothy’s expertise and wit.
ONLINE LECTURE - Stephen Anderton, garden writer for The Times spoke via Zoom about his own garden in the Black Mountains in Wales on July 14th.