13 February 2015

Exotic Plants - benefits & penalties

Organised by:

SCI's Horticulture Group in association with Professional Horticulture Group South West

Bridgwater, Somerset

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A meeting organized by the Professional Horticulture Group South West. Speakers include; Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew who has on many occasions trekked through the Amazon jungle studying its plant life. Rob Gudge is the proprietor of Desert to Jungle, one of the UK's leading growers of Hardy exotic, architectural and specimen plants. Stephen Griffith is the curator of the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens where he takes advantage of a sheltered coastal microclimate in south Dorset to grow many sub-tropical species in the open.


Day 1

Registration, tea/coffee
Chairman’s Introduction
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance - Former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Rob Gudge - Owner Desert to Jungle Nursery
Stephen Griffith - Curator Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
End of meeting

Venue and Contact

Bridgwater College

Rodway Hill
Somerset TA5 2LS

Peter Grimbly

Tel: +44 (0) 1926 612981

Email: petergrimbly@btinternet.com


£14 (including lunch)
Students are welcome to attend for the reduced fee of £5.00 (Lunch is not included in this fee)


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