This friendly and thriving gardening group was started in 1993 following a series of horticultural courses given locally by Mary Payne MBE, a much respected and well loved garden expert. Such was the enthusiasm stirred up by these sociable and informative weekly gatherings, that several students decided to form a club to enable all garden lovers to meet on a regular basis with like minded people, and be inspired by renowned speakers.
A programme of 9 to 10 lectures are arranged each year. These cover as wide a range as possible to cater for all tastes from garden design, special plants, travelogues and individual gardens. Due to our large membership we have been able to attract such well known speakers as Dan Pearson, Chris Beardshaw and Jekka McVicar among many other excellent lecturers. Each talk last approximately 1 â 1 Âź hours. Lectures are held on the third Monday of the month in the Methodist Hall, Silver Street Nailsea, 7.30 p.m. for an 8.00 p.m. start.
The next meeting is on the 20th February 2017.
Tim Foster: Why we should all grow organic vegetables.
Author Tim Foster is an organic gardener, who teaches and works mainly in Bristol and the South West. A graduate in horticultural science and a qualified teacher, his in-depth experience and professional skills make him well equipped for encouraging others to engage in organic growing.
He wrote and illustrated a book âGood Earth Growing, a friendly guide to growing vegetables organicallyâ in 2013
Tim practises what he preaches and tends a small garden at home in Bishopston and allotments near his home, on which he grows a range of veg that supplies his family for most of the year. The plots are also home to a whopping 35 varieties of apple, concentrating on "old" types which he says are "richer in flavour and more aromatic than modern apples" which are "poor by comparison".
Tim is also a monthly columnist for the Bristol Evening Post and an allotment judge.
The 24th Annual General Meeting of Fagus is to be held on Monday 20th February 2017 in the Nailsea Methodist Hall and Community Centre. Please see the News page for full details.
Coffee and cakes will be served from 7.30 p.m, and the A.G.M. will start at 8.00 p.m. prompt.
Day trips to gardens are organised at various times of the year, with the aim of visiting the less well known prestigious gardens that arenât usually open to the public. Fagus also organises longer visits to gardens further afield, both at home and abroad. These have proved extremely popular with members.
Please click on the links to discover more about Fagus, in particular click here or see the âWhy Join Fagus ?â page to discover the benefits of becoming a member.