Percy Picton Lecture – John Massey

masseyThis year’s annual Percy Picton Lecture on the 5th October will be delivered by John Massey, the well known owner of Ashwood Nurseries.  John’s subject will be ‘Inspirational Mentors and Their Plants’ and having heard John speak before I am sure it will be a very entertaining evening.

The Lecture is a ticketed event with monies raised going to the Percy Picton Memorial Fund which provides support for horticultural students.

The price of a ticket is £10 and they can be purchased from either Old Court Nurseries, Colwall or John Goodwin Estate Agents, Colwall.

The ticket price covers the drinks reception which commences at 7pm, with the lecture starting at 7:30pm and this year the lecture will take place at Colwall Village Hall where there is plenty of parking.

In addition to the lecture we will be holding the annual Ernest Ballard Aster competition.  You are invited to bring along a vase, however large or small, of vases.  This is a fun competition and we would love as many people to enter as possible.


September meeting – The Invaders


Our talk on the 7th September will be given by John Scrace, Plant Pathologist and is entitled ‘The Invaders’!  John will talk about the problems posed by plants and trees alien to this country.

The talk starts at 7:30 with complimentary refreshments from 7pm.  Come early and take the opportunity to chat with others about your garden and queries you might have.

We meet on the first Monday of the month at Colwall Village Hall.  Visitors are very welcome at a charge of £4 and membership is £12 a year which covers all meetings aside from the annual Percy Picton Memorial Lecture in October.