Site constructed and managed by Michael D. Beckett
8th October 2019 “Lessons from Great Gardeners” Matthew Biggs. Matthew trained
at The Royal Botanic Garden Kew. He has presented many television programmes; he
has been a regular panellist on “Gardeners’ Question Time” on the radio; has written
several books and many articles for various gardening magazines, including RHS” The
Garden”, and is an accomplished lecturer. Using examples from around the globe and
from history, he will examine the motivation, techniques and eccentricities that
made some gardeners, such as William Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll, “Great”, so that
we can glean some hints for our own gardens.
12th November 2019 “The Chelsea Fringe” Tim Richardson Tim is the founder of the
alternative garden festival, “The Chelsea Fringe”. As an author and journalist, writing
on garden and landscape design and covering many Chelsea Flower Shows, he decided
in 2012 to spread the event to the wider community which formed a fringe around the
show. The aim is to celebrate all the community and guerrilla gardening taking place
and to encourage links between gardens and art, literature, music, cookery, history
and ecology. Nothing is commissioned or curated.
10th December 2019 “Modern Materials for Garden Use” Richard Bickler
2020 meetings are listed briefly on Events page.
Welwyn Planning and Amenity Group web site gives our programme and a lot of information
about the village which members may find interesting. wpag.org.uk
Dr. Phillip Cribb
Dr. Brenda Harold
Dr Andrew Ward
Dr. Keith Furguson.
Dr. Nigel Dunnet.
Russell Bowes .
Carol Sharp .
Prof. Fiona Stafford Rosy Hardy
James Crebin -Bailey
Barry Newman Timothy Walker
Tom Stuart-Smith Jacqueline AvioletRay Broughton
Noel KingsburyLady Skelmersdale Jim Buttress
Meetings are held in St.Francis’ Church Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of months - Feb.,
March, April, May, Sept, Oct., Nov., Dec., at 8pm. Doors open at 7.40pm.