Category Archives: Talks

From Fields to Floribunda

At our November meeting we welcomed Alison Green.  Alison, who is a garden designer, took us on a journey of how she created her beautiful garden in North Enfield.  Her talk was interspersed by some very useful gardening and landscaping … Continue reading

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What do I do with this Space?

At our September meeting there was a very good turn out to welcome Darren Lerigo from Essex who set about answering this question.  But before he did so he passed round a box of what looked like sweets, but not … Continue reading

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A Taste of Capel Manor by Anne Luder

Our speaker at a well-attended meeting on 21st May was Anne Luder. Anne is a retired horticulturalist, garden designer and part- time lecturer at Capel Manor College in Enfield. The college is primarily a horticultural college and offers a wide … Continue reading

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Strictly Daylilies by Paula Dyason

We were joined on 16th April by Paula Dyason and her husband Chris.  They are the owners of the Strictly Daylilies Nursery in the village of Histon, just north of Cambridge.  Paula grew up in America where hemerocallis, to give … Continue reading

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Plant Hunting in Eastern Anatolia by Timothy Walker

The title of the talk given by Timothy Walker at our meeting on 19 March was ″Plant Hunting In Eastern Anatolia″. Timothy is a former Director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden, a lecturer at several Oxford colleges and is also … Continue reading

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Flowers from the Farm – Home Grown Talent

On Tuesday 19th February we were pleased to welcome Rachelle Merrill who stepped in at very short notice when our scheduled speaker was unable to be with us.  Rachel and her husband run a family Christmas tree, foliage and flower … Continue reading

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My Garden – 2019

This year, at our meeting on 15th January, our speakers  on the subject “My Garden” were two BGA members; Liz Hurford and Rosemary Harris. Liz spoke about her garden in Church End and Rosemary talked about her garden in Nodders … Continue reading

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Snowdrops for Nurses / Pavenham, Bedford MK43 7PD

Two gardens on the High Street – open for the National Garden Scheme raising money for Macmillan and Marie Curie Nurses February 3rd, 23rd and 24th  1.00 – 4.oopm         Click for the link to the NGS website … Continue reading

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A zest for herbs by Caroline Holmes

The speaker at our meeting on 16th October was Caroline Holmes who gave a talk entitled “A Zest for Herbs”. Caroline is a well-known gardening author and lecturer who has written eleven books including works on garden history, studies of … Continue reading

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“Garden Bugs”  Cohabit, Conserve or Control

We were pleased to welcome Dr Ian Bedford to our September meeting. Ian is head of the Entomology facility at the John Innes Centre in Norwich which is one of the UK’s leading Plant Science Research Centres. From a childhood … Continue reading

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