Monthly Archives: December 2017

John Negus on Winter Wonderland

John Negus, with his broad knowledge of gardening subjects, is a man of many talents: writer, broadcaster, lecturer and photographer. At our December Club Night, he demonstrated another string to his bow: quizmaster extraordinaire. Displaying a series of wonderful slides of trees, shrubs, plants and grasses in winter scenes, he urged members of the audience to come up with the (latin!) names of species and even varieties. However, fortified by mulled wine and mince pies, and occasionally helped by John Negus’ mindreading skills (“Were you thinking of …”) our members rose magnificently to the occasion and together we put on a great show.

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The evening concluded with a couple of questions from the audience answered by John Negus, followed by the results of the raffle,  with mystery prizes neatly wrapped up as Christmas parcels, in keeping with the theme for the evening.



AGM 2017 Minutes

The Minutes of the AGM held in November are now available on the Committee page. They record the President’s  and Treasurer’s Reports for the past year,  recognition for distinguished services, the RHS Bronze Medal award and  changes in the committee, including Rosario Henshall who will be taking on the duties of Hon. Secretary from Suzi in January.

The New 2018 Handbook and membership cards will be available at our next Club Night Lecture on 10th January.