October 8th to 22nd  2022 Guernsey Nerine Festival run by Plant Heritage Guernsey at Guernsey Gardens, La Ramée, St Peter Port, GY1 2TW . See External link opens in new tab or windowwww.plantheritageguernsey.org.uk for further details.


October 15th 2022 (Saturday): Exbury Gardens, Southampton SO45 1AZ: visit to the Five Arrows Gallery and the glasshouses 10.00am gates open with tea served from 10.30 am and the Nerine display opening at 11.00am in the Five Arrows Gallery. Do not use the main entrance to the garden but continue along the road to the  Five Arrows Gallery car park.


October 22nd 2022 (Saturday): Society display in the Atrium of the Hilltop Building at RHS Gardens Wisley. We are planning a similar (slightly larger) display to that mounted last year and will again do ‘bite-sized’ talks throughout the day.


October 26th 2022 (Wednesday), Visit to Chris Lane’s nursery, at Callaways Lane, Newington, Sittingbourne ME9 7LU meeting at 9.30am, following a ploughman's lunch, we go to Maurice Foster's garden at Ivy Hatch for the afternoon. Cost will be £15 per head to include lunch. Numbers are limited to 20 so booking is essential. Contact Malcolm Allison External link opens in new tab or windowmajallison2000@yahoo.com. Chris has been building up a collection of hardy nerines, has many chrysanthemums and National Collections of Wisteria and Hamamelis, so the autumn colours should be good. Maurice Foster has one of the finest private collections of woody plants in the country & the garden is rarely open…



November 5th 2022 (Saturday):  Annual General Meeting, Holton Village Hall, OX33 1PR.  The main speaker this year will be Kit Strange on looking for Narcissus Triandrus in Spain: Kit is currently Assistant Ranger at Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. She was previously an alpine horticulturist at Kew Botanic Gardens for many years.

 






 

 This is definitely one of the most complicated flowers I've painted but the flowers are so beautiful it's worth persevering.

Artist Caroline Rackham



Caroline  was  working in the Five Arrows Gallery in 2017  producing wonderfully delicate and meticulously rendered water colour paintings.

 

For information about her work, Caroline can be contacted by email: caroline.rackham@googlemail.com