A crocus for all seasons

A talk by Anthony Goode holder of the National Collection of Crocus
Tuesday 5 October at 5.30 for a 6pm talk via Zoom

Tony is the National Collection holder for Crocus and has developed his in-depth knowledge from hands-on experience growing them and other alpines and dwarf bulbs for over 30 years. He has operated mainly in his Norfolk-based garden, which has provided excellent Mediterranean plant-growing conditions. He will show us forms within the species, many of which he has raised from seed. Some other associated Mediterranean plants will feature. You can expect a knowledgeable, practical, hands-on approach to gardening with crocuses and how to make many of them plant highlights in all seasons.

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Trip to Eastern Sicily

Wednesday 11 May to Wednesday 18 May 2022

​Visit both public and private gardens in and around Taormina, Mount Etna, Catania and Siracusa, together with wildflower walks, visits to nurseries and archaeological site and historic sites; staying in both Catania and Siracusa. Our trip will be led by local horticulturist, Sergio Cumitini.

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A Greek Island

2022 – Provisional

​It is impossible to plan trips to the Mediterranean with certainty under current circumstances but we have provisional plans in place for a visit to Corfu, Evia or mainland Greece for wild-flower botanising and visits to a small number of gardens. One of these will be finalised and notified to members when Covid regulations allow. ​Picture shows an infinity pool near the sea in one of the Corfu gardens.

Coming Soon

Other provisional plans are as follows:

  • Wild plants and specialist gardens in Greece – early November 2021
  • Higher Cherubeer and RHS Rosemoor, Devon – early February 2022
  • The Maremma Italy – spring 2022. Walking and botanising in the southern part of the province of Grosseto
  • The Burren, County Clare, Republic of Ireland – May 2022
  • ​William Dyson Salvias at Great Comp, Kent – postponed to 2022
  • Armenia – 5/6  – 15/16 June 2022. Exploration of the rich endemic flora, guided by Dr Anna Asatryan, who led our previous visit​.