In 2010, The Cottage Garden Society was left a legacy by Kenneth Black, a one time member of the Society. In his memory, regional groups are inviting well-known speakers to give a talk. These events, five each year, are being funded by money from the legacy. The aim is to open the talks to the general public and thereby raise the profile of the Society and encourage people to join both the National Society and the regional group.
Money allotted in 2012 went to the Cheshire group, West Midlands group, Herts, Cambs and Beds group, Wirral group and Herefordshire South and their events are listed below.
Groups wanting funds for speakers in 2014 should have let Jean Roscoe know by the end of February 2013. Names will be picked at the next Committee meeting, which will be in May. Groups given money for 2013 are not eligible to apply again.
Helen Yemm will talk on Downsizing without Tears. Her talk will take place on Thursday May 16th at 7pm for 7.30 start at the Old Court Hotel, Symonds Yat West, Herefordshire HR9 6DA. A bar will be open before and after the talk. Entry by ticket only at £5 per prson. Please contact Christine Flint on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01989 750144 for more details and to book tickets. See the group's website for further information.
Helen Yemm will give a talk entitled "Downsizing without Tears - creating cottage gardens with Helen Yemm". Her talk will take place on Wednesday 29th May at 7.00 for 7.30 pm start in The Salvation Army Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, Herts SG61BH. Tickets £5 for CGS members, £7 for non-CGS members. Further information and tickets from Maureen Hersee, 2 Lucas Lane, Ashwell, Baldock, Herts SG7 5LN, please send sae. Tel 01462 742475, email email@example.com
John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries will be giving a talk entitled 'Autumn into Winter' at 2.30 on Sept 14th 2013. The event will take place at Bentley Heath Community Centre, Widney Road, Bentley Heath, Knowle B93 9QU. Tickets cost £3 for CGS memmbers and £5 for non-members and include refreshments. Contact Mary Lloyd on 0121 744 2418 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Margaret Lane on 01564 783 475 or email her at email@example.com for more information and tickets.
Chris Beardshaw has been invited by this group, but he's so busy that this talk won't happen until spring 2014!
KB Lectures that have taken place in 2013
An Evening with Pippa Greenwood - talk, book signing and plant pest discussion forum. Attendees were invited to bring along all their pests and diseases!
This tooke place at Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm for a 7.30 start and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Tickets - £10. More information available here.