5th January Gardens Talk Story

Carniverous plants, a cliff-top kitchen garden and controversial politician Ken Livingstone featured in a talk for Bournemouth in Bloom’s first meeting of the year. “Twelve Garden’s That Inspire” took the horticultural society members to gardens across the South of England and abroad and told of keen gardeners with some remarkable stories.  The talk by photojournalist Hattie Miles was illustrated with photographs and included local growers, celebrity gardeners and specialists. Chris Colledge, chairman of Bournemouth In Bloom said ‘Society members really enjoyed this fascinating talk. It was an excellent start to our 2018 season of events”.

For those interested in joining Bournemouth in Bloom the Bournemouth Horticultural Society, the meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 7.30pm at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Charminster Road (on the corner with East Way), except in April, July and September when their well supported flower shows are held.

Membership of the group costs only £5 per year.  Further details can be obtained from the Secretary on 01202  512717 or show manager on 01202 752014, bdhsociety@tiscali.co.uk or come along to any meeting or show.  Visitors always welcome for £1.


Carniverous plant expert Andy Smith, from Bournemouth, in his greenhouse (photograph by Hattie Miles … please credit)

Controversial politician and keen compost maker Ken Livingstone working in his garden in Cricklewood (photograph by Hattie Miles … please credit)

For more information please contact David Bassil on 01202 512717