'For the love of Blue Poppies' (also via zoom)

What have the Himalayas ever done for us?

This talk, by Marion Stainton, is based around the historical introduction of many very familiar plants and the influence they & those who collected and introduced them had on styles in gardens at the time. It also looks at why many plants from the Himalayas have been so popular and why it was a very popular place for plant hunters to go, despite the difficulties they encountered.

Marion is active in a broad range of horticultural projects for domestic, commercial and community gardens and spaces.  Her interests are in sustainable, environmentally friendly gardening, including pest management, vegetable growing, plant & garden history and the science behind plants and their uses.

The talk will be followed by tea/coffee and cake. There will be a raffle (prizes appreciated) and please bring along plants of seasonal interest (in pots or cut material) to show to the group.

Please come along to the Whitefield Room at 1.45pm for talk starting at 2.15pm.

Event Start Date 12 October 2024 1.45pm
Event End Date 12 October 2024 5.00pm
Cost Free to members, non members very welcome, £3.
Event Location Whitefield Room, The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane
GL51 6PN

eg: plant genus, common name, county, collection holder name.