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University of Bath Gardening Club - General Information

📥  Gardening Club

This is a separate membership  body to Omnibus with a historical link to the University and still meets on campus. We advertise it's programme every year. Search for Gardening Club in Categories.

Meetings and membership are open to all. For details contact:
Membership Secretary: Anne Pacey
Tel: 01225 315327 ; anneppacey@gmail.com

The Gardening Club was founded in 1967 by Leonard Broadbent, Peter Thoday and Ray George, all closely associated with the then School of Botanical Science. About 70 university staff and spouses attended the first meeting. Leonard spoke about local horticulture, Peter discussed gardening on the local stony alkaline soil amid the windy hill sites of Bath. Ray concentrated on vegetables. The subscription was fixed at 7/6d.

In 1975, under the direction of Dr Robert Ballinger, the membership expanded and day trips were started in shared cars. Refreshments were provided after meetings in the Claverton Room but as charges increased, this was abandoned,  sad loss of social interactions. In 1987, when a 20th birthday party was held, membership stood at about 140. Pam Southwell was Secretary, a post she was to hold for over 30 years - both she is still a member. n 2007 at a 40th birthday party Pam gave a fascinating talks about the Club's history.

Today the Club is as active as ever. Between October and May There are eight monthly lectures. As our speaker's secretary is Derry Watkins of Special Plants, a wide variety of topics are covered by notable speakers from the horticultural world. Day trips, too, still continue and a short away trip in the Summer.

 

Bath University Gardening Club - Lectures 2016 -17

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📥  Gardening Club

General Information about the Club can be found here  http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/omnibus/2016/09/29/university-of-bath-gardening-club-general-information/.

All meetings start at 7.30pm in EB 1.1

Annual membership for University staff and students £10.00.

Meetings and membership are open to all.  Visitors are welcome £6.00.

Membership Secretary: Anne Pacey: T.: 01225 315327; E.: anneppacey@gmail.com

 

Thursday 20 October 2016 

Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

Georgie Newbery, Owner Common Farm Flowers

Georgie Newbery started Common Farm Flowers near Wincanton in 2010 – a business that grew from selling sweet peas from her gate. Then the fashion for home-grown bouquets took off, and Georgie saw an opportunity to increase her market. From those early gate sales her home-grown bouquets are now sent next-day delivery to the whole of the UK.

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Developing the Native Flora of China for use  in Chinese Designed Landscapes

James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology, University of Sheffield

 

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Better Behaved Eucalyptus

Hilary Collins, Owner, Grafton Nursery

 

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Winter Wonderland

Rod Leeds, Past President Alpine Garden Society

 

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Propagation in Summer and Autumn

Bob Brown, Nurseryman, Cotswold Garden Flowers

 

Thursday 9 March 2017

My Life in Plants

Roy Lancaster, Plantsman Extraordinaire
Tuesday April 18 2017

Steppes – Mother of Mankind and Gardens

Panayoti Kelaidis, Curator, Denver Botanic Gardens

 

Monday 8 May 2017 – AGM

Creative Ideas for Small Gardens

Annie Guilfoyle, Garden Designer

 

 

University of Bath Gardening Club Talks

📥  Gardening Club, Social Events, Sports and Activities

For details see the University of Bath Gardening Club page.

Staff members can come to one lecture free and then membership is £10 with partners joining for another £10. Visitor fee is still £6. All talks start at 7.30.

Meetings and membership are open to all. For details contact:
Membership Secretary: Anne Pacey
Tel: 01225 315327 ; anneppacey@gmail.com

Wednesday 13 January

Room EB 1.1

Jason Ingram, Photographer - Title: Through the Lens


Wednesday 10 February

Room EB1.1

Bunny Guinness, Landscape Architect & Journalist - Transforming Your Garden


Monday 14 March

Room EB1.1

Colin Ward, Owner of Swine's Meadow Nursery - Ferns


Thursday 4 April

Room EB 1.1

Jim Almond, Exhibitor - Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Hardy Cyclamen


Wednesday 11 May

Room 5W2.3

Helena Attlee, Author - The Land Where Lemons Grow

AGM