Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield - Programme 2020

Members will be advised of details for other events/venues via the newsletter and email.
Enquiries - email: chairfobs@gmail.com

Lectures by Zoom contact Jill Thompson for details

Clematis cartmanii Tuesday
15 September
10.30
Clematis and other climbers
Jeff Bates
Jeff is a freelance lecturer, consultant and examiner in horticulture, a busy garden designer, with a particular interest in historic gardens. He served as an apprentice gardener in 1970 in the Royal Gardens at Windsor Castle & in the Savill & Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park; trained at Berkshire College of Agr. & Askham Bryan College. Worked in landscape design and construction in Yorkshire before a period of over 20 years as senior lecture in horticulture in Derbyshire. For the past twenty years he has been a judge for East Midlands in Bloom and is also currently chairman of EMiB. He holds the RHS Master of Horticulture qualification.
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Alpines Harrogate Flower show Tuesday
22 September
10.30
Putting on a show
Martin Fish
Martin has over 35 years experience in gardening and horticulture. He served his apprenticeship in Surrey and was appointed as Head Gardener at Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire at 21. He bought 6 acres & started a landscape, garden maintenance and nursery business. In the early 1990s, writing for Garden News magazine, he created a series of demonstration gardens that also featured in The Garden, Gardener's World Magazine, Kitchen Garden and Garden Answers. He was a regular gardening expert on BBC Radio Nottingham and East Midlands Today, followed by a series, 'Simply Gardening' for Carlton TV. In 2009 Martin moved from Surrey to North Yorkshire where he ran the Harrogate Flower Shows for five years, but in January 2014 he decided to return to gardening roots, developing his own garden, writing & broadcasting about gardening & establishing a Garden Advisory Service. He is an accredited RHS judge, continues to judge for Yorkshire in Bloom and is still active on the gardening show circuit.
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Friends logo Tuesday
10 November
10.30
AGM and elections for committee
Followed by a talk on Cacti and Succulents by Mike Thewles
Notifications will be sent with News Shoots in October.
Voting by mail, email, phone or at the ZOOM meeting
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James Hitchmough Tuesday
28 July
10.30
My 5th Garden Prof James Hitchmough shares the history of his own garden projects and a detailed presentation of his current garden. How to plan for shade and drought. What to plant to try to achieve colour and interest throughout the year.
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South African plants Tuesday
25 August
10.30
South African Plants Back-to-back programme:
Prof James Hitchmough, S. African Flora
Trish Kohn, Growing S. African Plants in Sheffield.

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