Asclepias sullivantii


Patagonian Plants in Our Gardens - also via ZOOM

Talk by Dr Keith Ferguson

From Monkey Puzzles to Alstroemeria there are many plants from Patagonian Chile and Argentina we know and grow in our gardens. Shrubs include Buddleja globosa and Fuchsia magellanica, while Oenothera stricta, Lobelia tupa, and Oxalis adenophylla are just a few of the many herbaceous plants from the region. The talk will focus on the plants we cultivate but these will be shown in their natural surroundings together with images of the striking scene.

Keith trained as a professional botanist, worked in the USA for a period and then spent 29 years at RBG Kew, retiring as Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Head of the Pollen Unit there. He and his wife moved to Gloucestershire in 1996 and since retirement have created a new garden at their home in Longhope.

  • Plants for sale
  • Raffle (Donations appreciated)
  • Tea/coffee and cake

Please do bring along any plants (in pots or cut material) of seasonal interest that you would like to show to the group.

This talk will not be broadcast via Zoom

Event Start Date 12 November 2022 2.00pm
Event End Date 12 November 2022 4.00pm
Cost Free to members, £2 for non members
Event Location Shurdington Community Centre
Shurdington, Cheltenham
GL51 4TB
Event Contact Penny Ross
Telephone 07971 412132
Contact penelopeross55@gmail.com

Alstroemeria aurea

© Keith Ferguson

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

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