Wolverhampton Horticultural Society
Programme for 2020

The talk originally scheduled for 11th November will now be delivered via a Zoom meeting.  Simon Gulliver will give his talk via Zoom with log on at 7.00pm ready to start at 7.30 pm., Full details of the talk are given in the Programme listing below.

The link for this talk will be sent out on Monday, 9th November, two days before the talk.  Subscribers to the talk will be be invited to forward the link to a friend if there are places left after members have subscribed. Places are limited so members and friends will be given priority but non-members can join if places are available. All booking will be through Stella Gilmartin on , or 01746 783233.

The Committee would welcome members thoughts on Zoom and any reasons why you would not be interested in joining such meetings.  Your views can then be taken into account.  If you are uncertain about Zoom, the Committee can offer to hold small groups or one to one sessions over the telephone or via email to introduce and explain Zoom  and how to join and leave meetings.  Let Stella (details above) know if you would want to take up this tuition.

DateSpeakerMore Info
8th JanuaryPeter Godwin


Growing Flowers and Foliage for the House


Peter Godwin is Head Gardener of a country house estate near Worfield and is giving a talk on growing flowers and foliage for the House with cultivation,propagation and conditioning tips.

Peter is to demonstrate the techniques using plant materials he brings and basing his talk on them.

 12th FebruaryDiane Clement


The Shady Garden

Diane is a member of the Alpine Garden Society and several other Alpine, Rock Garden and specialist genus societies.  She is currently the Director of the Seed Exchange for the Alpine Garden Society which is the largest seed exchange of its type in the world.  She has been growing and showing alpine plants for over 20 years and is a keen exhibitor and Alpine Society judge.

Half of her garden does not get any sun at all for six months of the year.  She has adapted what she grows in her garden to suit the situation.  She also has a shade house and will show you what she grows in there, why and how.  Practical information about how to adapt a sunny to grow shade-loving plants.

11th MarchGordon Malt


Salvias and Ornamental Grasses


CANCELLED Spring show and A G M Members only Schedule available closer to the date of the show. Don’t forget to bring a plate of food to share
CANCELLEDCatrina Fenton


The Heritage Seed Library




Daisy Days




A brighter shade of winter







14th October

ZOOM Meeting
Adam Pasco


The Golden rules of gardening

 Everyone can be a successful gardener by following a few simple Golden Rules. So whether you want brighter borders, to encourage wildlife, banish weeds or rid your garden of pests and problems, Adam Pasco reveals his secrets to success.

He introduces a gallery of his favourite flowers and plants from his own garden in Peterborough, along with award winning plants that are ‘guaranteed’ to succeed! And to keep the colour coming right through the year he describes the best ways to layer on extra colour and succession into your displays.
There’s advice on pruning and pinching to encourage flowering and grow better, bushier plants, and tips on feeding and watering around the garden and patio.
No matter whether you’re new to gardening or a keen enthusiast, Adam will share tips on his favourite plants, and use the principles of organic gardening to fight pests, and encourage birds, bees, butterflies and wildlife into your garden.
Based on his wealth of experience over 38 years as a qualified horticulturist and leading gardening journalist, ‘The Golden Rules of Gardening’ is a beautifully illustrated, informative and highly entertaining talk.
11th November

ZOOM Meeting
Simon Gulliver


Chinese WIlson: Birmingham’s plant hunter and the plants he introduced.


Simon has been Plant Collections Manager at Birmingham Botanical Gardens  and is now  a Gardens Consultant for the National Trust, responsible for advising on the development of over 30 gardens in Lancashire, Cheshire and the East & West Midlands. With a degree in amenity Horticulture from Pershore College Simon worked at the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley for two years looking after the National Plant Collections Scheme. After studying for a Masters degree in Plant Biodiversity at Edinburgh Botanical Gardens he went on to spend ten years at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, eventually becoming the Plant Collections Manager there.

9th DecemberChristmas Festivities


Christmas Festivities


A mix of information, entertainment and “hands on” practical with social activities.

More Info: The Society meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Beckminster Church hall, Birches Barn Road, Wolverhampton WV3 7BJ.

Refreshments from 7.00pm, talks at 7.30pm.

Membership £20 a year, visitors £4.00 a meeting.

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