Meeting

Date: 23/06/2021

Time: 7:30

Location: Darley Dale Methodist church

Our first meeting in a long time!

Simon Gulliver “Managing Historic Gardens in the 21st Century.”

Date: 27/11/2020

Time: 7.30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale

Simon will be speaking to us from his own experience: he is a gardens consultant for the National Trust responsible for the development of over 30 gardens and previously worked in RHS Garden Wisley and at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Sally Smith: “An Introduction to Growing and Using Herbs

Date: 30/10/2020

Time: 7.30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale

With over 20 years professional horticultural experience, Sally has worked as a lecturer at both Derby College and Nottingham Trent University.  She was Head of Information in the Advisory Dept. at Garden Organic, the leading UK organic organisation. As a consultant she advises on organic methods and garden design solutions.

Darren Rudge – the Laughing Gardener: “Tea Bags, Bras & Tights Part 3”

Date: 25/09/2020

Time: 7.30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale

Darren came to speak to us twice last year and we are looking forward to welcoming him back again for the third instalment of weird and wonderful tips to keep your garden looking good. Darren is an award winning garden designer with a passion for plants.

Phillip Aubrey “Keeping them in Shape” – pruning with a practical demonstration.

Date: 24/04/2020

Time: 7.30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale

Top tips for pruning and an opportunity to ask questions A former director of Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, Phillip was the one who helped reshape them into one of the city’s most precious oases.  Philip now focuses on lecturing and his other favourite hobby – his own garden.

Jeff Bates “Moorish Gardens of Spain”

Date: 28/02/2020

Time: 7.30

Location: Methodist Church Hall, Darley Dale

Join us for a bit of winter sunshine! It is fitting that Jeff is the first speaker in our 40th Anniversary year, being one of our Honorary Members and having brought us many talks over the years. Jeff has been professionally involved in horticulture for over 45 years including at least 20 years as a […]

Gardens in Kent

Date: 03/07/2020

A long weekend away, July 3rd - 6th. Coach plus half board and entry to five gardens. Please contact us for more details.