May 11th, 10-11.30am: The Gardens Trust are running a series of talks “The Darker Side of Plants”, £5 each, exploring the marvels, mysteries and murderous nature of the plant world. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-darker-side-of-plants-toxic-trees-poisonous-perennials-wicked-weeds-tickets-149243769131
May 17th, Monday 7.15pm: Our next meeting, local naturalist Joe Beale. See Programme page.
May 19th until August Dulwich Picture Gallery Exhibition – Unearthed: Photography’s roots £8-£15 The story of photography, told through images of plants. https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/
Also note, the curators talk about this exhibition is available to listen to online, see their website.
May 20th, Thursday, from 5.30pm: Charlton Community Gardens are having their annual plant sale, outside houses in the Charlton area. Details on the flyer.
May 23rd until September: Royal Academy David Hockney: The arrival of Spring in Normandy (£19). https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/david-hockney
May 30th, Sunday, 11 am: Plant Sale in the Long Borders garden at Charlton House. All plants grown by our members, proceeds jointly to Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and the Old Pond Garden. Offers of help to grow and sell very welcome, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org There will also be a cake stall run by the Blackheath & Greenwich W.I. and displays from the Charlton Society and Charlton Community Gardens, plus other local organisations. For the kids, there will be a Discovery Trail and a “Pot-up-a-Plant” activity.
5 June, Saturday Visit to Garrison Church Woolwich for CABAHS members, to see plans for their new Commonwealth garden, more details to come.
Links to Virtual gardens and websites:
- Gresham College past lectures: A huge number of back lectures available on YouTube. Use the search box and type in eg Gardens to find interesting ones. Anna recommends a good one on John Evelyn as a pioneering environmentalist. https://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch/?subject=&subcat=&files=&year=&search=evelyn
- Greenwich & Bexley Hospice virtual gardens from 2020 https://twhitham.wixsite.com/opengardens2020
- Garden Masterclass – eg Vita Sackville West’s garden at Long Barn https://www.gardenmasterclass.org/blog-and-podcasts/2020/5/12/long-barn-vita-sackville-wests-first-garden
- Garden Museum‘s Arts and Culture platform for online visits: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/garden-museum
- Sussex Prairie garden. The website is a great browse: https://www.sussexprairies.co.uk/
- Prospect Cottage – Derek Jarman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orNvcliKlnY
- The Royal Academy has a selection of videos on Artists gardens, eg Monet, Bonnard, Nolde https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/video-inside-the-artists-gardens
- Gardens Illustrated have a great article on Exbury Gardens including a virtual tour, the gardens. https://www.gardensillustrated.com/gardens/gardens-to-visit/exbury-gardens-virtual-garden-tour/?utm_content=buffer721b7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR2dAstK8fNxqiKDFiNwd46CD2tp2KGAV-ZawRFKyrv8OSGzx3ZUFaHuT4I
- RHS Wisley has released a birds-eye view film, narrated by Matthew Pottage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=FhFQj-fyJ_8&feature=emb_logo
- “Among The Trees” exhibition at the Hayward gallery has put a 4 minute tour of the exhibition up on YouTube, here’s the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrjzLLPDITc
- The RHS Podcasts are always a good listen: https://www.rhs.org.uk/about-the-rhs/publications/podcasts
- Try the Great Comp website, for videos of their garden. Great Comp https://greatcompgarden.co.uk/
- Kew Gardens has a good “virtual” section. https://www.kew.org/about-us/virtual-kew-wakehurst
- Or you can take a virtual tour of Highgrove: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/igLSEOWqhVHoJw
- Waddesdon Manor, Baron Rothschild’s home until it was left to the National Trust in 1959 can be toured here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyYuxTfdtKo
- The RHS Get Growing campaign is full of advice for beginners, or maybe useful to jog experienced gardeners into doing something different: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/get-growing
Please let us know if you spot other interesting ones!
Great Dixter’s Fergus Garrett is delivering online lectures by Zoom: https://www.greatdixter.co.uk/whats-on/