Talks

Held at the Burwash Village Hall

Entry is £1.50 for members. £2.50 for non-members

The fee includes tea or coffee and a biscuit. A raffle will also be available.

Thursday 7 April 2022 2.00pm for 2.30pm

"The History of Sissinghurst Garden"

by Stephen Harmer

I am a garden history lecturer and Head Gardener (Tonbridge School). I have taught at various colleges and for the RHS at Wisley. I have a masters degree in garden history and have written a book entitled, La Chaire, The Story of Jerseys Lost Garden. I have done some radio work and had numerous publications for journals and magazines. Stephen

(Editor's note: Unfortunately Stephen Harmer did not present the talk we were expecting. Instead, we heard about 'Arts and Crafts Gardening'. William Morris and Gertrude Jekyll used this style for garden design as did William Morrison. Properties mentioned were Upton Grey House, Hestercombe House, Great Dixter, Hidcote and Gravetye Manor.)

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Thursday 29 September 2022 2.00pm for 2.30pm

"Companion Planting"

by Katherine Lynn

Katherine is a retired Primary teacher with a lifelong interest in gardening. She has been on many courses at Hadlow college and is show secretary for her local gardening association. Concentrating mainly on flower growing she is very keen on growing from seed and cuttings. Her garden at home focuses on perennials and grasses and Katherine uses lots of containers. She is a regular speaker at garden society events.

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