Botanic Garden and Attenborough Arboretum

Friends talks, visits and holiday programme

As part of the member benefits, a programme of indoor talks and days out to places of gardening interest are arranged. Special events are also arranged from time to time.

Date Event 
Wed 23 February 2022 Morning talk "Geology and flora of Cyprus" by Sue Miles and Ian Sutton
Thur 17 March 2022  Evening AGM & talk AGM followed by brief talk
Wed 23 March 2022 Morning talk "Flora of the Bernese Oberland" by Dave Mountfort
Tues 29 March 2022 Morning talk "Saving Saffron Brook" by Nesta Birrell
Wed 20 April 2022 Morning talk "Winterbourne House and garden" by Lee Dale
Thu 5 May 2022  Garden visit 

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire  

Wed 18 May 2022 Morning talk

"Ferns" by Neil Timms

Tues 14 June 2022 Morning talk  "Peat free composts" by Neil Williams
Thur 9 June - Sun 12 June 2022 Friends holiday

Visiting gardens of the Tamar Valley, South Devon.

Further information about the gardens, including how to book.

Wed 15 June 2022 Garden visit 

Hanbury Hall & Gardens, Worcs. and Stone House Cottage Garden & Nursery, Kidderminster


Mon 18 July 2022 Garden visit  Felley Priory Garden, Notts. and Belvoir Castle, Grantham. Booking form, download (PDF, 56kb). 
Wed 17 August 2022 Garden visit  Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcs. and White Cottage Garden and Nursery, Redditch. Booking form, download (PDF, 56kb). 

Please note that all talks take place in Beaumont House, Stoughton Drive South, Oadby LE2 2NA, at the north end of the Botanic Garden, unless otherwise announced.

Morning lectures commence at 11am with a 10.30am arrival.

Evening events commence at 7.30pm.

Non-members are very welcome - a £2 donation is requested or free if membership is purchased on the day. Parking is available on Glebe Road. Refreshments are available before the talk.

Garden visits normally depart from Glebe Road. Times and costs vary. See the appropriate entry above for a booking form once the visit is confirmed. For all cancellation terms and conditions, mobility information and coach arrangements, download (PDF, 70kb).

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