KIMBLE & ELLESBOROUGH
Programme of Events 2021
As we are not able to hold meetings in Little Kimble’s Stewart Hall at the moment, we are pleased to confirm that our February, March and April speakers will be presenting Zoom meetings. Members will be contacted about the Zoom meetings and information about the procedures sent to those who wish to participate. If you are not a member but would be interested in more information about the Zoom meetings please contact us at email@example.com at least a week before the meeting.
Our monthly meetings are normally held at 8 00 pm and, until further notice, will be presented on Zoom. If it becomes possible to hold the monthly meetings in Stewart Hall, members will be contacted and our website updated.
FEBRUARY - SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
Designing Contemporary Planting Schemes Tuesday 2 February
Patricia Fox is a professional garden designer, writer and TV presenter from Bishops Stortford who has been awarded two Silver Medals from RHS Chelsea Flower Show, She will talk to us about what Contemporary Planting is all about. She will show you how to update your garden scheme with clever use of Form & Structure, Texture & Scale, Colour & Detail together with her Top Ten Tips for how to truly update your garden for a delicious new look. She will show many examples of beautiful contemporary schemes, whilst at the same time helping you understand how they have been created, and how you can create something similar for your own garden.
MARCH - SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
7 15 pm AGM Tuesday 2 March
8 00 pm How to be a 21st Century Gardener
Timothy Walker, ex-director of the Oxford Botanic Gardens and now a lecturer in Plant Sciences at Somerville College, returns with a new talk about the future of gardening in the UK. This has been stimulated in part by the changes that we are seeing in our weather and climate. This talk looks at the many ways that gardeners can reduce their impact on the World’s natural resources and at the same time help those plants whose habitat is evolving faster that they can. It is about much more than global warming and using peat!
APRIL - SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
21st Century Cottage Gardens Tuesday 6 April
Sally Gregson who runs Mill Cottage Plants in Wells, Somerset will give us a talk and powerpoint presentation on the very popular theme of cottage gardens. She will examine how our concept of cottage gardening has changed over the centuries and how it seems to be developing in the 21st century.
We are not able to hold our April Spring Show due to Covid restrictions.
MAY - SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
What Makes a Great Garden Tuesday 4
Annie Guilfoyle is an award-winning designer and an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal winner. She was director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design at Hampton Court, while her career as a consultant and lecturer includes West Dean College and Great Dixter. Her talk is a general overview of the components and elements that make a garden successful - design ideas, planting, materials etc and she includes examples of her work to illustrate how these ideas are put into practice.
PLANT SALE 9 and 10 May
Due to Covid restrictions the Plant Sale will not be held at Stewart Hall but we will be selling locally grown annuals, perennials and vegetables from the gardens of two local houses which proved very popular last year. For more information and to pre-order your plants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
JUNE - SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
Water Gardening Tuesday 1
Trevor Wiltshire, former Superintendent of the Rock Garden at RHS Wisley and RHS judge, will talk to us about pond excavation, rocks, pumps, plantings & fish etc. He will also discuss some of the many ponds constructed over his career from small garden ponds to large scale at Wisley.
JULY - SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
New Tricks for Old Gardeners Tuesday 6
Katherine Crouch, a winner of BBC Gardener of the Year and BBC Gardener of the Decade, now runs a garden design business in the South West. Her talk promises to be a practical but also lively and entertaining look at ways we can make changes in the way we garden as we get older, how the media and garden industry view older gardeners and plenty of useful tips and tools.
FURTHER MONTHLY MEETINGS AND SHOWS TO BE CONFIRMED