Dates for your Diary 2020


Please note 2021 meetings have still to be arranged.
 

 NOTE  All activities in Otterton Village Hall on Tuesdays starting at 7:30 pm.

January 21st 2020 AGM and a Talk by Chris Birchall ‘Herbaceous Plants for the Shade’

Chris talks about shady areas which are amongst the most difficult to plant up and suggests what does well in these spots. 

 
February 18th Becca Flintham 'Water, Water Everywhere'


Becca will talk about all aspects of water gardening such as ponds,bog gardens and water-wise gardening

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Spring Show Dates

  • March 19th Thursday - closing date for Spring Show entries
  • March 21st Saturday - Spring Show     

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March 17th Dr John Twibell 'Artemisias: The National Collection'

John holds the National Collection of Artemisias under the charity Plant Heritage and we will hear about the diversity of these plants which is vital for science and the environment.


April 21st Miranda Allhusen The National Gardens Scheme

Miranda will talk about how the National Gardens Scheme came into being and 
how this worthwhile charity operates.


May 19th Social Evening and Talk by Robin Hill entitled 'The Garden at Andrews Corner'


Andrews Corner is a very varied plantsman's garden of one and a half acres in a Stunning moorland setting.

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Autumn Show Dates

  • September 10th Thursday - closing date for Autumn Show entries
  • September 12th Saturday - Autumn Show  

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October 20th David White on 'Wildlife seen on or near the River Otter'

David was overall winner of the BBC's photographic competition and his photo appears on the front of of the 2019 Countryfile calender. His talk tells of the wonderful wildlife we have on our doorstep.


November 17th Social Evening and Talk by Sue Minter entitled 'The History of the Chelsea Physic Garden'

Sue will talk about the Chelsea Physic Garden, established in 1673 as The Apothecaries Garden to grow plants to be used for medicinal purposes and is the second oldest botanical garden in England.


January 19th 2021 AGM and a Talk by Sally Nex entitled ' Behind the Scenes at Chelsea'

Sally gives us an insight into life behind the scenes at Chelsea, including a side of the show that the public doesn't get to see. Lots of photos of Chelsea past and present.

Admission to talks is free to members, £4.00 to non-members (£5 for Social Evenings)

Refreshments and raffle tickets are available at all meetings and shows. Please use our fund- raising tables for spare plants, pots, magazines, etc.

 If you know of a good speaker and subject please let us know by clicking on the Contact Us button.