Hardy Plant Society Somerset Group Meeting: ‘Plant Hunters and Pioneers’ a talk by Caradoc Doy

Date: Saturday 16 March 2024

On Saturday 16th March 2024, ‘Plant Hunters and Pioneers’- Caradoc Doy will be speaking to the Hardy Plant Society Somerset Group at West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8NE. This meeting is free to Hardy Plant Society members, non-members are very welcome – there is a modest levy of £5 for each visitor/guest. The Group will have a plant stall and a book stall at most of their meetings, and will hold a Flower & Pot Plant of the Month Competition. The lecture starts at 11am but refreshments are served first. Experienced speaker Caradoc Doy is an authority on the history of the Veitch Nurseries, which were the first commercial nurseries in Britain to sponsor their own plant collectors. Their plant hunters introduced 232 orchids, nearly 500 greenhouse plants, 118 exotic ferns, about 50 conifers, 153 deciduous trees, 72 evergreen and climbing shrubs, and 122 herbaceous and 37 bulbous plants from all corners of the world, many of which are popular stalwarts in our gardens today! This is a fascinating and enthralling topic for a talk. For more information, please click here.

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