Blackthorn in Summer and Autumn

Jon Evans talked about the former Blackthorn Nursery near Alresford, Hampshire, which is now a private garden. He photographs regularly there, and showed us a succession of beautiful pictures of plants in summer and autumn. Many of these plants are from former nursery stock, once common 30 years ago, now rarely offered. Others have been bred by the owners or have freely naturalised.

Amongst many stunning images, one of a grassy bank covered in orchids which, undisturbed for 30 years, have hybridised freely, will remain in the minds eye for a long time.

We look forward to hearing Jon again next year talking about Wildside, another unusual garden.