Saturday 29th January 2022 at 2.30 pm 'The Evolution of Flowers' with Nick Wray. A curator at the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden since 2004, Nick Wray is responsible for curating the Botanic Garden’s plant collections and promoting them as an educational and conservation resource. He was awarded the RHS Associate of Honour for his distinguished service to horticulture in 2016. His varied career includes involvement in The Eden Project and Gardeners World on BBC TV with Geoff Hamilton.
Saturday 26th February 2022 Doors open at 1.15pm 2pm - AGM 2.45 pm - start of talk 'Using Perennials in the Modern Garden' with Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens. One of Britain’s leading plantsman, Neil Lucas is a recognised authority on ornamental grasses, owner of Knoll Gardens in Dorset, RHS Council member and Senior Judge, author and holder of ten consecutive Chelsea Flower Show Gold medals. When not judging, lecturing, writing or plant hunting overseas Neil can be found in his nursery or tending his acclaimed naturalistic garden at Knoll.
Saturday 26th March 2022 at 2.30 pm 'Peonies, Hollyhocks and Foxgloves' with Terry Baker. Terry co-founded the Botanic Nursery, with Mary Baker, in 1976. As a garden designer he needed more plants and decided to propagate what he needed. The nursery, a 2 acre walled garden, is home to the National Collection of Digitalis.
Meetings generally held at:- COLEHILL VILLAGE HALL Cannon Hill Road Colehill, Wimborne Dorset, BH21 2LR email: DorsetHPS@gmail.com