Tag Archives: hedychium

Plants, animals and people

You might remember Gillian’s article earlier this year, “Measuring the Marigolds” on the Dispersed National Collection of Calendula. To celebrate the Bronze Medal awarded to the display at Hampton Court Flower Show in July, a social event was organised a month … Continue reading

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Did the Romans ride bikes?

In Sussex they may well have done so judging by the statues on the Centurion Way.  This cycle route runs from West Dean to near the Roman Palace of Fishbourne on the outskirts of Chichester and provides a welcome alternative to … Continue reading

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Standing room only

In 2010 we started our series of talks and workshops at Hampton Court.  The programme has become more adventurous and this year we added seats for weary visitors to rest their feet and stimulate their minds at the same time.  I was working in … Continue reading

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AGM in Sussex by the Sea

Here are some pictures from the AGM, the weather was not particularly kind, but a good time was had by all, the food was lovely and the company superb. Excellent speakers kept everyone entertained in the morning on a variety … Continue reading

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