We will be following current Government guidelines for the meetings until new guidelines are issued. At this time (Jan 2022) everyone attending a meeting must wear a mask unless exempt and will be asked to use the sanitiser on entering the hall. Chairs will be socially distanced and doors and windows, where possible, will be kept open.


Thursday 27th January………………..Wildlife Friendly Gardening – Ben Candlin

Ben lives in Exmouth. He has a thriving garden business and is in the process of setting up his own nursery in Woodbury Salterton. Ben’s specialist interest is Aroids (think Arum lily and its relations) and is keen on gardening for wildlife.

Thursday 24th February……………..Square Metre Gardening – Claire Hart

Modern houses have smaller and smaller gardens as developers try and cram as many homes as possible into an area.  Also we may downsize but still want to grow most of the things we had in a larger garden.  Perhaps Claire will solve these problems for us as she shrinks the garden down to a one metre square.

Thursday 31st March…………………….Growing Exotic Plants – Saul Walker

Saul is head gardener at Stonelands in Dawlish.  The house was built in 1817 by John Nash and is Grade II listed.  The 10 acre grounds around the house were originally laid out by Humphrey Repton when it was part of the much larger Luscombe estate.  Saul produces the weekly podcast, Talking Heads, with Lucy Chamberlain with whom he also acts as plants expert at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.  He is also on the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant committee.

Thursday 28th April…………………….Perennials: How I grow them and garden uses – Tim Ellis