'Biodiversity and Sustainability' A Talk by Alistair Griffiths

Postponed from 14th September 2023 and now confirmed for 14th November 2024

A talk by Professor Alistair Griffiths, RHS Director Science and Collections

Attend in person in Cobham or via Zoom.

Please note the deadline for requests for a Zoom invitation for this talk is 11am on the morning of the event.

Biodiversity and Sustainability

Alistair , RHS Director of Science and Collections, will join us to talk about his work with the RHS and the importance of biodiversity and sustainability in modern horticulture.

“I am amazed how all life on earth, including human life, is completely dependent on plants for its existence. I’m passionate about optimising the cultural, environmental, social and economic potential of gardening and gardens to benefit the health of people and our planet.”

Professor Alistair Griffiths

Alistair leads the RHS Science and Collections teams, supporting them as they undertake scientific research, care for our unique, world-class collections, and provide high quality, evidence-based advice on horticultural challenges.

He has championed the relationship between gardening and health and wellbeing, and have implemented the five-year science strategy to guide RHS activities, raise awareness of gardeners’ environmental responsibilities and improve plant knowledge, plant health and human wellbeing.

The evening will include a plant sale of both common,  rare and unusual plants grown by Surrey Group Members, a raffle and the opportunity to enter the 'Flower of the Meeting Competition'. 

Doors open 7:00pm talk starts 7:30pm

Refreshments will be available.

If you are unable to join us physically in Cobham but would like to join us this talk will be given via Zoom.  An invitation will be sent out to all Surrey Group Members for whom we hold an email address a few days before the talk.  If you are not a Surrey Group Member, but would like to join us for the talk, it is available for free to all Plant Heritage members and a suggested donation of £5 to the Surrey Group for non-members. 

If you would like to join us via Zoom or would like some further information please contact us at surreyph@gmail.com

Event Start Date 14 November 2024 7.00pm
Event End Date 14 November 2024 9.30pm
Cost Free to Plant Heritage Members and Horticultural Students, £5 suggested donation to non-members.
Event Location Zoom or at St. Andrew's Church Hall, Churchgate House, Downside Road
KT11 3EJ
Event Contact David Ford
Telephone 07879 443606
Contact surreyph@gmail.com

© David Ford

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