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Past events

News

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The Autumn 2017 edition of the NGT Newsletter is now available as a download here.

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Next Event

Saturday, 10th March, 2018

Tate Talk, 2pm

On Wednesday 28th June members

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On Tuesday June 20th a group of NGT members set off to visit the Laskett Gardens in Herefordshire and four other gardens. A gallery of pictures of the gardens is linked under previous events.

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A large group of members visited the garden of Tudor Lodgings at Castle Acre on Wednesday, 13th September. While not a plantsman's garden, some pleasant planting within a number of individual areas including a kitchen garden and pond.

The talk by Sarah Rutherford on Saturday 7th October, Arts and Crafts Gardens was held at the John Innes Centre. A full report can be read here.

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On Wednesday 22nd November over 70 members and their guests enjoyed an excellent talk on the life of Alicia Amherst, who became Lady Cecil and then later Lady Rockley.  Given by Sue Minter, who had flown up from Devon to be with us and drawing on the contents of the archive at the Chelsea Physic Garden and much help from the family who provided illustrations from photo albums, Sue took us through her research which resulted in the privately published biography "The Well Connected Gardener”.

Few in our audience knew much about Alicia Amherst: her connection to Norfolk, her writing (she wrote the very first History of Gardening in England in 1895), her wild flower paintings (she produced a field guide with composite plates covering the flora of the British colonies in 1935, which became the Collins guide), her work with the Chelsea Physic Garden, where she was a member of the Management Council for 40 years, her links with Howard Carter, her political career, or her travel and painting.  However, by the end of this informative talk, it became clear that Alicia Amherst deserves her place in history alongside other more familiar Victorian horticulturists, such as Gertrude Jekyll and Ellen Willmott.   

After the talk, members and guests enjoyed a ‘Christmas’ tea with mince pies, stollen and Christmas cake.”

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Forthcoming Conference: 

Repton in Norfolk : 1st and 2nd June 2018.

We have received enormous interest in this conference and it is now fully booked. If you would like your name to be added to the waiting list please email Karen Moore, here.