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SRGC 90th Anniversary Events and Online Zoom Talks

Saturday 11th February 2023 - via Zoom, 7pm GMT for 7.15pm start

“101 other uses for an SRGC plant” with Sue Gill
We often choose plants for our gardens today based on their flowers, foliage or shape, their scent or autumn colour; but many of our plants have a history of human use stretching back many years, even millennia. In this talk we’ll explore some of these other uses with a particular emphasis on plants from Scotland or common in Scottish gardens. Discover unusual ice cream, which plant has the most common names and the oldest wooden tool known, as we look at the practical, the medical and the magical uses of our plants. You’ll never look at your garden plants in the same way again! 

Saturday 4th March 2023 - via Zoom, 7pm GMT for 7.15pm start 
“A Garden from Scratch – Starting out All Over Again.” with Ian and Carole Bainbridge
A detailed look at the development of our garden over recent years. Starting with an almost blank canvas in moist south west Scotland in 2010, we have developed a range of different habitats to accommodate a variety of plants. These include herbaceous, shrub and woodland beds, a rock garden, boulder bed, stumpery, several crevice gardens, a pond and scree areas, bulb meadow patches and a woodland wildlife bank. Alongside these are an alpine house and frames, troughs and a rock gardeners’ chicken run! We will cover what we have done, how we have constructed some areas and the plants we have used.

Part of Ian and Carole's new garden

Sunday 14th May 2023 - afternoon - Social Event at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. 
90th Birthday Anniversary Celebrations
This educational event encourages members to meet and celebrate our 90 year anniversary.  There will be a short talk by Colin Crosbie, the SRGC President.  Visit the Rock Garden, Woodland Garden and Alpine Yard where you can meet with RBGE staff responsible for maintaining the alpine, rock and woodland plant collections, including behind the scenes at the alpine yard. Tea, coffee and Birthday Cake will be provided at the event.  This is a brief summary only, full details are here on our SRGC 90th RBGE Event page.

Saturday 9th September 2023 - via Zoom, 7pm BST for 7.15pm start 
"90 years of the Scottish Rock Garden Club" with Colin Crosbie
Colin Crosbie, the SRGC President, will give us a rundown of the history of the SRGC from starting over 90 years.  He highlights events and activities in his usual enthusiastic and informed style.

The Zoom link will be posted here 24 hours before the talk.

Saturday 21st October 2023 - via Zoom, 7pm GMT for 7.15pm start 
"Gardening in the South Island of New Zealand" with Dave Toole
Dave is well known to many members and our website Forumists. He gardens in the far south of the South Island of New Zealand, in a climate very similar to Scotland.

Saturday 25th November 2023 - via Zoom, 7pm GMT for 7.15pm start
"Gardening in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada" with Paul Spriggs
Few people have made such an impact on gardening on the American continent as Paul is doing. We are pleased to welcome him to share his experiences.
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