Event

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Talk

Grow for scent


A Plant Heritage virtual event with talks by two experts on Carnations and Sweet Peas:  Jim Marshall, National Collection Holder of two National Plant Collections of Dianthus in Suffolk; Roger Parsons, National Collection Holder of Lathyrus in Sussex.

Learn all about growing these plants with the added bonus of adding scent to your garden.

Jim Marshall: 'Carnations - how to grow and the best varieties for scent' 

Roger Parsons: 'A passion for sweet peas'

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Open to members and non members.

Jim Marshall spent ten years at the RBG Edinburgh, both as a student and member of staff and was a garden advisor for the National Trust for over twenty five years.  Jims holds two National Collections: he fell in love with Malmaison Carnations when he was asked to source some flowers for the then Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother when she visited Lanhydrock House; he has a second collection of Heritage Perpetual Carnations.  He is a Trustee of Plant Heritage and a Vice Chairman of the RHS Herbaceous Committee, and has been awarded gold medals for his exhibits at the Hampton Court Flower Show. 
 
Roger Parsons is the holder of a Scientific National Collection of Lathyrus. He received the Brickell Award in 2019 for excellence in cultivated plant conservation and is author of the book "Sweet Peas: an Essential Guide". He was Chairman of the National Sweet Pea Society until March 2020 and started working in horticulture 50 years ago next month.

Event Start Date 09 July 2020 6.30pm
Event End Date 09 July 2020 8.00pm
Cost £4
Event Location A Plant Heritage virtual event

Surrey
Event Contact Gill Groombridge
Telephone 01483 447540
Contact comms@plantheritage.org.uk
National Collections

Dianthus 'Tayside Red'

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

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