The Secret Gardens of Yorkshire

Doug Stewartintroduces some of Yorkshire’s finest but lesser-known gardens and their plants. Includes the Yorkshire Arboretum, Stillingfleet Lodge, and gems such as Rosemary Cottage, occasionally open for the...
Read the full article >

Ornamental Grasses

Annie Godfrey, Daisy Roots: Ornamental Grasses At her nursery in Hertfordshire Annie grows perennials and grasses. Plantswoman, speaker, designer, and Chelsea gold medal winner, she will give us an expert view of ornamental grasses, and winning combinations for our gardens. Plants for...
Read the full article >

Covid Precautions

Covid precautions at our meetings Here is what we plan to do to keep the risk low: 1. Masks: Please wear a mask when you arrive and sign in. When you take your seat you may wear a mask or not, as you choose. 2. Hand sanitiser will be available at the welcome desk, and we encourage you to use it. 3. Social distancing: please respect people's personal space. 4. Tea and coffee: Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUG as we won’t be supplying cups or mugs. 5. Raffle: with regret, we have decided to suspend the raffle for the time being. 6. Ventilation: we will only open doors and windows for normal ventilation and...
Read the full article >

Perennials for Late Summer Interest Marina Christopher

30 Sept 2021 Marina Christopher: Perennials for Late Summer Interest Marina has been growing perennials and wildflowers commercially since 1984 (Phoenix Perennial Plants). She returns to Reading Gardeners to give another of her lovely ‘hands-on’ plant demonstrations, this time on late summer colour. Plants for Sale. Please note our new venue for the winter lectures is Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall 74 Highmoor Rd, Caversham RG4...
Read the full article >

Release from Covid

Our Visits Secretary enjoys her first visit since they were all cancelled last year because of Covid. This visit, as all the others this summer, was by private car. Given the regulations and guidelines around larger groups in enclosed spaces we decided that visits by coach were not Covid safe....
Read the full article >