June sees us travelling to Madeira and the Azores as Razvan Chisu talks to us about plant hunting in this region. Born in Transylvania Razvan grew up in a Botanical Garden there and now lives in the UK. Several of our garden plants originated in the Madeira/Azores region thanks to plant hunters who have collected seed or cuttings and propagated from those.
Razvan’s talk starts at 7.45pm on Thursday 13th June at the Christchurch Centre, cost is £1.50 payable at the door with tea/coffee afterwards.
Before that however, on June 5th, we have the first of our Bus Trips. Nowhere near as exotic as Madeira but promising to be a fascinating day out nonetheless, we will be going to the British Ironwork Centre and Sculpture Park in the morning and Wollerton Old Hall Gardens in the afternoon. See our Events page for further details.
June is also the month for Eccleshall Open Gardens. This year it is being held on the weekend June 15-16th. Buy your programme outside Eccleshall Library on the day and spend the weekend wandering around Eccleshall and many of its gardens – and eating homemade cakes.
If you enjoy growing herbs (and eating cake!) then Hooksgreen Herbs have a Nursery Open Days on June 22nd and 23rd. You can find them at Hooksgreen Farm, Old Road, Oulton Heath.