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Posts By: Ann Linfield


📥  Gardening Club

Thursday 19 October 2017
50th anniversary celebration dinner
Gardens, Gardening and Gardeners, how they’ve changed in 50 years
Peter Thoday Founder Member
Monday 13 November 2017
Plant Hunting in Eastern Anatolia
Timothy Walker
past Horti Praefectus Oxford University Botanic Garden
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Virgins Weeders and Queens
Twigs Way
Garden Historian
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Epimediums and Friends
Sally Gregson
Owner, Mill Cottage Nursery
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Developing the Native Flora of China for use in Chinese Designed Landscapes
James Hitchmough Professor of Horticultural Ecology, Univ of Sheffield
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Oxford College Gardens
Tim Richardson, author and critic
Monday 9 April 2018
Italy from Seed to Plate
Paolo Arrigo
Franchi Seeds
Tuesday 22 May 2018
So Many Plants, So Little Time
Tony Avent
Owner, Plant Delights Nursery, North Carolina
AGM (ROOM 5W2.3)

All meetings start at 7.30pm at the University of Bath
EB1.1: East Building, level 1, room 1.(except 19 October & 22 May)
Annual membership for University staff and students £10.00. One meeting free.
Meetings and membership are open to all. Visitors are welcome £6.00.
Membership Secretary: Anne Pacey: T.: 01225 315327; E.:


Guided Tour of Iford Manor Garden- Saturday 15th July

📥  Local Visits

Iford manor 3

The Peto Garden at Iford Manor in Wiltshire won the Historic Houses Association/Christie's 1998 Garden of the Year Award given in recognition of a garden, outstanding both for its horticultural and public interest. The garden was designed by Harold Peto in 1899 who was particularly attracted by the charm of old Italian gardens, where flowers occupy a subordinate place amongst the cypresses, broad walks, statues and pools. The current owners have restored the design and planting in accordance with Harold Peto’s vision. To find out more, join us for an exclusive tour of the garden followed by a glass of wine/ soft drink and light refreshments, and a chance to explore the garden further before it opens to the public. Participants will need to find their own way to Iford Manor.

Cost £16 for adults, £8 for children.

Contact Ann Linfield for more details.



Trip to RHS Rosemoor - 17th June 2017

📥  Days Out

Rosemoor 3    Rosemoor 1

Rosemoor is one of the four big RHS gardens in England. Nestled in a Devon valley, it blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect. Rosemoor has one of the biggest rose gardens in the country and our visit will coincide with the annual Rose Festival. Leaving campus at 8am and returning early evening.
Cost Non-RHS members £24, RHS members £15