Zoom Extra

In this section, I will be offering members the chance to view Zooms ( online payments) and sometimes free

Plant pioneers  Peter talking on an RHS Podcast on Plant Breeding Feb 2022

Wild gardening might be all the rage right now but it’s not as new as you might think. In this programme, we examine the legacy of pioneering Irish gardener and writer William Robinson. He shook up the horticultural world in the late 1800s, bringing in new approaches to planting that still resonate today. Plus, Guy Barter has a ‘love letter’ to snowdrops and we speak to Peter Moore, the British plant breeder behind some of the most successful plant introductions of the past few decades. Click Plant pioneers

Just Listen to a series of Podcast

Plant Heritage has a New series of Zoom talks in the Autumn-Winter program 2022 for a small charge

The first is

Monmouthshire Hardy Plant Society

Wednesday 27th April at 7.30pm 

Free Zooms Details below East Lancashire


This is just the first of four magnificent zoom presentations in the run-up to summer and all four can be watched by subscribing just £8 per household. (That works out at only £1 per lecture per person for a couple … excellent value in any language).

Many of you proved to be incredibly generous in 2021 and made donations to group funds on top of the subscription costs … these kindnesses have enabled us to plan ahead and book international speakers of the highest calibre for forthcoming presentations.  Our thanks to you all.

To subscribe to our Spring 2022 programme of four amazing zoom lectures:-

Preferred payment method if you have ‘online banking’, please pay to East Lancashire Group of the Alpine Garden Society, Sort Code 05-02-77,  Account Number 20699578  – with the reference being your name and then most importantly, you must please e-mail The Treasurer, Sue Booker  sue.booker@hotmail.com with your name, location and e-mail address to show that you are eligible for the receipt of the appropriate zoom links. These individual zoom links will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to each meeting. 

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for roughly 23 years and building crevice gardens for about 16 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and past President of the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society.  He has a passion for all wild plants especially those of dwarf stature and collects and cultivates them at various gardens in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada. Paul has learned the craft of crevice garden building directly from one of its innovators, Zdenek Zvolanek, of the Czech Republic, and in the past decade and a half, has built many gardens in public parks and private homes that range in size from small feature troughs to large installations involving many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, through speaking to garden clubs all over the west, and by giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form. He is currently working on the first North American book on Crevice gardening With co-author Kenton Seth of Colorado, due out spring 2022.

Tuesday 22nd March

Monday 11th April

Monmouthshire Hardy Plant Society


– Then, on Wednesday 27th April at 7.30pm again via ZoomRazvan Chisu will describe ‘Fifty shades of green’. Razvan, The Transylvanian Gardener, is a UK-based garden designer, writer and lecturer. He grew up in Transylvania surrounded by vast woodlands and species-rich wildlife meadows and that has very much influenced his work.

– We’re also planning one or two more Zoom talks later in the year – details still tbc. 

These should be really interesting and relevant sessions and we hope you, and your friends and family will be able to join us. When the invites arrive,

NGS Virtual Garden Visits YouTubes

This  Zoom from Tender Shoots  is still available on Youtube I recommend it if you have not seen it

Succulent gardens & plants – Howard Drury –

Howard is a Midlands based Horticultural Speaker, Lecturer, Writer & Consultant. He gave us an inspiring talk on a range of succulent plants and gardens.