Do you fancy an evening or two of happy horticulture?
Debbie Fox, the Chairman of Caterham & District Horticultural Society and Growing Redhill, is giving two one evening gardening courses for Spring at EastSurreyCollege. The first one is on 20 March and details are below. Feel free to promote it to friends and colleagues. Each evening talk costs £7.00 and can be booked in advance by calling 01737 788445 or online at www.esc.ac.uk. The talks are from 18.30-20.00.
20 March – The Joys of Gardening in East Surrey – Past & Present(course code LSKE2X44XA).
This course is for the gardener, garden tourist and local heritage enthusiast. I hope it will stimulate further interest or study. We have a rich garden history inEast Surrey. We’ll visit some lesser known, yet inspiring, gardens on our armchair tour. We will study the charismatic, and often published, people behind the gardens. Fast-forward to today and we’ll look at the same locations. What legacy did these avid gardeners leave us? How do we share our joy of gardening now? The National Gardens Scheme is thriving inEast Surrey. Horticultural societies such as Caterham and District have been running since the 1880s. Growing Redhill is part of a new movement called Landshare. We will explore the challenge of attracting new interest from our younger, future gardeners, and new models of publishing, such as social media.
Wednesday 15 May – Changing Floral Fashions – the Thirties to the Noughties
(course code AADE3X16XA).