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Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« on: November 14, 2023, 11:22:48 AM »
Come and join us at 1000hrs, 18 November 2023


 On Saturday 18th November at The Conference Room at RBGE there will be a series of talks organised by the Edinburgh and Lothian SRGC Group.

 Three 40 minute talks will be held the first starting just after 1000hrs.

 We will have the very great pleasure of welcoming three superb speakers:

 Dave Trudgill on the development of his impressive Orchid meadow in Perthshire where he now has 18 native orchid species. Dave is one of the foremost authorities on British orchids and this talk will be of considerable interest to anyone that enjoys viewing or growing our native species.

Connor Smith on his work at, and the history of, Utrecht Botanic Gardens. Connor previously trained/worked at the RBGE and now leads activity at this world-famous, exciting Dutch garden. We will gain a marvelous insight into the plants and workings of this wonderful garden

Alan Oatway will finish our three talks with a review of his journeys amongst the spectacular flora of Washington State, USA. Alan, who is from the Lake District, is a noted expert on alpine plants and a leading light in many alpine plant societies. The scenery and plants will doubtless inspire us in our own gardens.

You are welcome to stay for all three talks or to pop in for just one or two, if you prefer.

Tea and coffee will be freely available on tap and you are welcome to have lunch in any of the garden's facilities or bring your own packed lunch. We hope to give a glimpse behind the scenes of the RBGE for those who'd like to during the lunch period.

Attendance is free and open to all, though any small donations will be gratefully received.

For those who have not attended a lecture at RBGE before, entry is via the main reception: 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR (not far from the East Gate). There is good bus access, Lothian Bus Routes  8, 9, 23, 27, and note that car parking around the garden is free at weekends too.

So don't miss out on these three rarely seen speakers or the chance to see behind the scenes or the opportunity to talk with like-minded gardening friends, old and new, about the plants we love.

If you can, be there, if you can't tell a friend to come instead!
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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2023, 06:06:42 PM »
A well attended meeting wth several people from outwith the Edinburgh area. Three good talks as well as a chance to see behind the scenes including the work on the new Biomes  Project.

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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2023, 06:10:25 PM »
Arid  house with some extra pots due to renovation work. Interesting to see some begonias   live in dry conditions 




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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2023, 06:15:20 PM »
On thru' main  glass range which will evetually be rebuilt wth better  insulation etc as RBGE moves to become carbon neutral. One pond empty  Lots  of extra plants while Fern house  now empty.




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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2023, 06:17:46 PM »
Historic palm house all covered  to allow sandblasting to take place. Health and safety!

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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2023, 06:20:00 PM »
Alpine area  is still open to public at weekends  but this will change in January

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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2023, 06:24:13 PM »
Backstage. Interesting to see  lights  in use for early  bulbs  like  iris  as well as dionysias.  Enviable numbers of cold frames.




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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2023, 06:28:52 PM »
materials - pallet of Keith Singleton's JI compost which most would agree is the best available commercially.
Finally small figure named  Elpseth so she is still keeping an eye on things.


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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2023, 09:54:46 PM »
Terrific report Stan - thank you!!
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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2023, 09:00:31 PM »
Thanks to Scott and the rest of the Committee for organizing a most enjoyable event and to all three speakers for excellent talks covering a wide range of topics. It was great to see such good attendance and so many friends together.
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Re: Festival of gardening talks - RBGE - 18 November
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2023, 08:58:17 PM »
Stan, many thanks for your report from RBGE, it is always interesting for me to see
such places. It brings back memories from the unforgetable times we had during
the Conference1991. One of the highlights was the visit to this splendid garden.
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climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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