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May
15
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

Jul
17
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

Sep
18
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

Oct
16
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club – Mat Reese – The Art of a Flower Border @ Abbey Guest House
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club - Mat Reese -  The Art of a Flower Border @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

While Mat was at Wisley he was introduced to gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd and spent subsequent weekends volunteering in his garden, Great Dixter. So when he finished at Kew, there was only one place he wanted to be. He went to see Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Dixter, and started work almost immediately. He says “Dixter is gardened in a creative and inventive way, so we were constantly trying new things”.
After that, in 2010 Mat moved to Malverleys, a private estate in Hampshire, where he is developing and redesigning the gardens. He gave us a talk on Melverleys in November 2016. Mat is now regarded as one of a handful of top-echelon gardeners working in Britain today.

Nov
20
Wed
Culham and District Horticultural Club – Dr Chris Thorogood – Mediterranean Plants @ Abbey Guest House
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club - Dr Chris Thorogood  - Mediterranean Plants @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

Chris is a plant biologist who is the Deputy Director and Head of Science & Public Engagement at Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum.
In 2016 Chris published a Field Guide to the wild flowers of the Western Mediterranean where he has travelled extensively including teaching field botany to undergraduates in the Algarve.
Chris says” The Mediterranean Basin has one of the world’s richest floras. Indeed, up to 10% of all vascular plants occur in the Mediterranean Basin, which represents just 1.6% of the Earth’s surface. This large area has a complex and varied geology and topography but is united by its typically Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
In 2018 Chris also published Weird Plants which features weird, wonky and wonderful plants seen on his travels and illustrated with his own oil paintings.

Dec
9
Mon
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Culham and District Horticultural Club @ Abbey Guest House

We have speakers at the Abbey Guest House on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm of the 6 winter months: January-April, October and November. In May, June, July and September we organise group garden visits. The annual subscription is £20. The cost of garden visits depends on how much the owners charge.

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