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James Wong speaking at Sutton Bonington

posted 17 Nov 2017, 14:44 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 18 Nov 2017, 00:38 ]

BBC broadcaster and botanist James Wong will be giving a public talk at Sutton Bonington campus, 6-7pm on Wednesday 13 December. This is a ticketed charity event, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

“How To Eat Better strips away the fad diets, superfood fixations and Instagram hashtags to give you a straight-talking scientist's guide to making everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) simply by changing the way you SELECT, STORE and COOK them. No diets, no obscure ingredients, no damn spiralizer, just real food made better, based on the latest scientific evidence from around the world. With these three simple principles botanist and BBC broadcaster James Wong shows you how to make any food a ‘superfood', every time you cook.”

To buy tickets (£10 + Eventbrite fee = £11.05), please visit:
Please spread the world locally!

Family fun in Wollaton Park

posted 22 Oct 2017, 01:18 by Barbara Riley

Gardens Trust Family Picnic 2017 Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
With Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust

Saturday 11th November 2017 – 1.00-3.30pm Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park, Wollaton Park, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
Join them in Wollaton Hall’s beautiful parkland for an autumnal afternoon of family fun and a chance to meet up with Gardens Trusts from across the country.
Take the whole family for:
• Traditional garden games with Hahahopscotch
• A tour of the gardens and Camellia House, with Erika Diaz Petersen
• Free hot drinks and biscuits in the Courtyard Café (it’s a bit too chilly for an
actual picnic!)
This is a free event and there’s no need to book. Find them in front of the Hall’s main entrance at 1pm. Take your coats and outdoor shoes. See you there!
For further details, email: tamsinmcmillan@gmail.com

Holme Pierrepont NGT Event

posted 16 Oct 2017, 12:24 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 00:26 ]

Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust

A Fun Introduction to Garden History in Ten Objects

Saturday 4th November 2017 – 10am to 4.00pm Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham, NG12 2LD

Interested in gardens? Want to know more about their history, who made them and why? Come and find out more at this fun day with a serious purpose! Hands-on investigation of some garden-related objects and lively illustrated lectures; opportunities for discussion and ideas for further reading and research.

Join Garden Historians David Marsh and Philip Jones at this Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust event at Holme Pierrepont Hall, including a guided tour of its beautiful gardens by owner, Robert Brackenbury.

Tickets via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fun-introduction-to-garden-history-in-ten- objects-with-nottinghamshire-gardens-trust-tickets-38818210312 £20 for Friends of Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust, £25 for non-members, children under 15 free.

Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust

A Fun Introduction to Garden History in Ten Objects

Saturday 4th November 2017 – 10am to 4.00pm Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham, NG12 2LD

Draft Programme


Registration and tea


Introduction, Nottinghamshire Gardens Trust


Garden History in Ten Objects – David Marsh


A History of Gardens and Gardening in 40 minutes, putting the ten objects in context - David Marsh




Tour of Holme Pierrepont Hall gardens


An Introduction to the Historic Gardens of Nottinghamshire - Philip Jones


What have we learned / what can we do next? - David Marsh & NGT


Tea and close

Please email tamsinmcmillan@gmail.com for further details.


posted 29 Sep 2017, 23:54 by Barbara Riley   [ updated 29 Sep 2017, 23:54 ]

Plant Heritage are sorry to report that the Priory are not able to host the Plant Fair planned for Sunday 1st October.  The field used as a car park is not fit to take the cars due to the recent heavy rain and more rain is expected . . . .   However, the last plant sale of the season at the Hardy Plant Society's Botanic Garden at Wollaton is still going ahead.  See you there?

End of season Plant Sale - our final All Day Sale of 2017

posted 26 Sep 2017, 04:15 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 26 Sep 2017, 04:15 ]

Visit us at the Botanic Garden, Wollaton Hall on Sunday 1st October 10am to 4pm, free entry.
We still have a large range of hardy plants for sale grown by members as well as those grown in the Botanic Garden. Many bargains! Last chance for free tickets for our October or November meetings. This image is on one of our 12 new greetings cards also available. 

Plant Fair at Felley Priory

posted 25 Sep 2017, 03:32 by Barbara Riley

Plant Heritage host their last plant fair of the season at lovely Felley Priory on Sunday 1st October, 11am to 4pm.  Entrance £5.  No charge for children but, sorry, no dogs.  Felley Priory is at Underwood, Nottinghamshire and is half a mile west of junction 27 of the M1 on the A608.  For more information contact Graham on graham.goodwinking@BTinternet.com or on 01636 821240

Members Garden - open for NGS this weekend

posted 10 Sep 2017, 12:01 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 10 Sep 2017, 12:03 ]

You might like to know that member Elaine Walker's garden is open for the NGS this coming Sunday, 17th September from 2pm-5pm. 
Much of the planting, including salvias, asters and grasses, reaches its peak at this time of year.
Plants for sale. Homemade cakes. Admission £3

The address is:
Riseholme, 125 Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, NG12 1AZ

HPS Plant Fair at Swinesmeadow Farm Nursery 17th Sept 10am-2.30 free entry

posted 8 Sep 2017, 06:41 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 8 Sep 2017, 06:43 ]

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Swinesmeadow. For those who can't wait for our next visit, why not go to the HPS Plant Fair on 17th - see poster below

Plant Fair at Leicester Botanic Garden

posted 29 Aug 2017, 00:56 by Barbara Riley

Plant Heritage are hosting a plant fair at Leicester Botanic Garden on Sunday 3rd September, 10am to 3pm.  Masses of late summer colour and other fine treasures to be bought from the local and not so local nurseries in attendance.  Allow time for a walk around the garden which features some beautiful mature trees and shrubs as well as hardy perennials.  Entrance £3, no charge for children.  The Botanic Garden is on Glebe Road in Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD.  Park on Glebe Road.  For further information, 01509 267061 or 07504 125209.

August Bank Holiday Plant Sale - our third All Day Sale of the season

posted 23 Aug 2017, 00:53 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 24 Aug 2017, 13:11 ]

Visit us at the Botanic Garden, Wollaton Hall on Sunday 27th August 10am to 4pm, free entry.
We have an extra large range of hardy plants for sale this time as it's our 60th year of HPS. We have lots of special plants grown by members as well as those grown in the Botanic Garden. We'll also have our new range of 12 greetings cards for sale.

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