Briony Marriott (pictured) formally joined the tours committee on 7 March 2022, having attended it previously as an observer. Briony is an active gardener at home in West Sussex and has a soft spot for Pelion, the Sporades and Evia, also visiting gardens in any location, “preferably in warm sunshine,” she adds. Contributions from members are welcomed by committees of which there are three: the bursary committee chaired by Cathy Rollinson, the tours committee (responsible for overseas trips and residential events within UK) chaired by Maddy Hughes and a recently approved membership committee, led by Heather Martin, for which volunteers are sought.