Wildside Nursery - Jon Evans

Wildside Nursery - Jon Evans

Keith Wiley is a famous landscape gardener and nurseryman, best known for creating much of the garden at The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum. Devon.

Described in the gardening press in the 90s as 'one of the most exciting and innovative gardens in Britain today‘. He is an exponent of a movement in landscape gardening dubbed ‘New Naturalism’ – basically he takes inspiration from natural landscapes to create different areas of the garden. In 2003 he left The Garden House, and set out to create an ambitious new garden – Wildside – on a four acre site at Buckland Monachorum between Plymouth and Tavistock.

Wildside is only open on a few selected weeks each year, from April to July and Jon Evans has been visiting and photographing the garden regularly for at least the last five years. this talk takes a look at what you might see on each visit.

Photograph courtesy of Jon Evans
04 Feb 2020 at 7:30pm
until 04 Feb 2020 at 9:30pm
Christchurch Hall
Christchurch Road
KT19 8NE

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Welcome to East Surrey Alpine Garden Society

Alpines are small plants packing a large punch – shrubs, small bulbs, herbaceous plants and orchids from all over the world that are at home in a rock or small woodland garden, hardy in UK winters, or offering stunning displays in an unheated greenhouse or frame.

We're a friendly bunch meeting each month to share and encourage cultivation and interest in alpines. We can offer information and inspiration, with illustrated talks by enthusiastic speakers, often world authorities in their field.

As well as that vital opportunity to pick other people’s brains over a cuppa, you can enjoy our display table, and have a pop at the raffle.

Gardener, photographer, plant hunter, mountain walker, or couch gardener, everyone is welcome. Admission is £1. (Annual Membership just £7). We are affiliated to the national Alpine Garden Society (http://www.alpinegardensociety.net)

We meet
on the first Tuesday of each month at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Epsom, KT19 8NE . Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start.

There is a car park outside the Church. We are 3/4 mile from Epsom Station, and it's 5 minutes on the E10 bus towards Stamford Green, departing from stop N at the station to the Church.

Contact:Bob Charman, (Chairman) for more information: 0208-660-7459 charman678@btinternet.com

Programme of Events for 2021

Meetings for 2021 will be held on Zoom until further notice and will be on the Third Tuesday of the month.

If you would an invite to one of our meetings or to join please contact Bob Charman (see above).

19/01/21.......Harry Jans......''Around the World with (Alpine Plants) in 60-minutes''

16/02/21.......Trevor Wiltshire.........''The Garden at Pencarn''

16/03/21.......Andrew Cleave...........''The Orchids of Italy's Gargano Penninsula''

20/04/21.......Timothy Walker........''Tenerife-a Botanical Honey Pot and Evolutionary laboratory''

18/05/21......Jon Evans................''Picos de Europa in May'' Part1

15/06/21.......Peter Savage........''All About Hostas''

20/07/21.....John Lonsdale.......''Woodland Treasures''

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