This Saturday 19th of November is the Annual General Meeting, in which the committee will be re-elected and the financial status of the Group will be announced. The AGM business should be dealt with relatively quickly, leaving time for a short presentation on the new Somerset HPS website, Twitter and Facebook pages by Bill Hodgson (me).
The meeting starts at 10am, with the AGM starting at 10:30. At 11:15 we have our guest speaker, Wolfgang Bopp, talking on ‘The History of Hilliers & The Centenary Border’.
Wolfgang is the director of Hilliers, which won its 70th consecutive gold medal at Chelsea this year, so this promises to be a engaging talk by the top man. Many members will have visited the Arboretum, so it will be fascinating to hear its history. The newly redesigned Centenary Border has been described as ‘a traditional border with a contemporary edge’. At 250 metres long and double-sided, it is an extraordinary creation and…everything is labelled!
Wolfgang is not taking a fee for the talk but our Somerset Group will be making a contribution to the Bursary fund for young trainees at Hilliers.