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Programme of Speakers

Listening to gardening experts on a wide range of subjects is the main reason for joining Fagus. 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.

Spreading the Word
We are looking for members of Fagus Gardening club to help us spread the word of our meetings.
Each month, a poster is prepared to advertise our meeting, but we need help in distributing these posters to a notice board or the like in outlying areas of Nailsea.
If you can assist in displaying notices of our events in your area, please contact Annie Esler

Fagus Speaker Profiles – January to March 2020

Meeting Cancelled

20th April 2020 Laura de Beden Creating a garden as a work of art

Laura has a deep knowledge of the arts, design and plants. She was a plant baby from birth, and all her memories, even the early ones, show awareness and love for plants.  She studied Humanities and Foreign Languages and Literatures in Italy, then commuted to England every week (at first) to take up Landscape Architecture and she graduated from Birmingham University.
She also studied Garden Design with John Brookes who asked her to teach with him in South America. She won a permanent position in L.A. at Kingston University and remained there for 16 years, expanding her lecturing to the Chelsea Physic Garden, National Trust and Nadfas, now known as The Arts Society.

Laura also delivered a lecture ‘The Life Enhancing Garden’, incorporating images shown at a Study Day she delivered for The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Meeting Cancelled

18th May 2020 Kate Bradbury Wildlife in your garden.

Kate Bradbury is an award-winning author and journalist, specialising in wildlife gardening. She edits the wildlife pages of BBC Gardeners World Magazine and regularly writes articles for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, RHS magazine The Garden and BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile magazines. In 2015 she became the first Butterfly Ambassador for conservation charity Butterfly Conservation, and she writes a quarterly column for its members magazine, Butterfly. Kate lives and breathes wildlife gardening. Kate has also featured on Countryfile and Gardeners World television programmes in 2019.

Meeting Cancelled

15th June 2020 Rebecca Wells Gravel Gardens

Rebecca has been involved with gardens all her life, from early memories of the alchemy of the vast compost heap at the bottom of her families Leicestershire garden, to growing essential vegetables and fruit on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana; a contained garden on a flat roof in Pimlico and then gardens to suit the changing needs of her family. Based in Exeter, Rebecca design gardens large and small all over the South West…& beyond!

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