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'
See poster for further inormation.
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|
A Plant Heritage virtual event
|Event Contact||Gill Groombridge|