Cheltenham Horticultural Society

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Welcome to our programme of talks which take place each month at 7.30 pm in  Century Hall, Bishop Road, Shurdington, Gloucestershire, GL51 4TB

Please note this shows talks in more than one year so check the year in the date column.

Year and Date TitleSpeakerDescription
2019 - August 8thRoman Gardens
Cherry Hubbard
Pliny the Elder wrote that there is a certain sanctity to a garden...In this  talk Cherry will explore the legacy of the Romans in our gardens, how they created peaceful spaces in the midst of their homes, how they used plants for food, drink, decoration, medicine and dyes.  We look at the primary sources: mosaics, frescoes, medicine and seeds. What did they bring with them and what has survived 2000 years on?
2019 - September 12th
Glory of Daffodils
Barry Stagg
Barry is a long term member of the Daffodil Society and has shown daffodils and won prizes at many shows. 
2019 - October 10th
"Another Evening With"
Reg Moule
Having educated and entertained Radio Gloucestershire listeners for decades, we give the floor to Reg for another entertaining evening.
2019 - November 14th
Chris Evans
The AGM will be preceded by an update on the Butterfly Garden given by Chris Evans
2019 - December 12th
Christmas Social & Member Talk

This is a bring and share supper with wine and fruit juice provided by the Society. A good chance to get to know the other members.
The short talk beforehand is to be arranged at a later date.
2020- January 9th
The Four Seasons - Cotswold Style
Mandy BradshawMandy is a well known local qualified journalist and  gardener. She has a blog "the Chatty Gardener" on which she reviews gardens, gives handy tips and shows some wonderful photos she has taken. As she is very much a local gardener the talk will be of particular interest.
2020 -February 13th
How to be a Twenty First Century Gardener

Timothy Walker
Timothy was director of Oxford Botanic Garden from 2002 and is a well known and respected lecturer on all things horticultural. As we are facing many challenges in  gardening, be it climate change or increasing loss of wild life, this talk will help us cope with them.
2020 - March 12th
Penstemons and Other Summer Sun Lovers

Julie Ritchie
Julie runs a well known local nursery, Hoo House. She is a true plants woman and really knows which plants  suit which environment and how to get the best of them.
2020- April 9th
David Austin Roses
Mervyn Reed

2020 - May 14th 
Tulip Mania
Allan Wells

2020 - June 11th 
Islamic Gardens
Nathalie MIgnotte

2020 - July 9th 
Ornamental Grasses
Robin Pearce