Noel Kingsbury ‘New ways with perennials’

HPS Monmouthshire Group: Noel Kingsbury ‘New ways with perennials’ – Zoom talk, Sat 13th March 2.30pm

Our next Zoom talk will be on Saturday 13th March at 2.30pm when Noel Kingsbury, the internationally well-known writer, lecturer, researcher, gardener and horticultural consultant, will join us from his new home in Portugal to show us some ‘New ways with Perennials‘. We hope you can join us for what should be an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

A little background: Best-known for his promotion of what is broadly called an ecological or naturalistic approach to planting design, Noel has written some 25 books on various aspects of plants and gardens over the years, four of them in collaboration with Dutch designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf. He has also written for Gardens Illustrated, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Garden, and many other publications. Noel will take a look at a variety of contemporary approaches to using perennials: naturalistic, modernist, the Piet Oudolf look, etc. Increasingly popular in recent years but constantly evolving, these varied approaches use a wide range of plants, all selected for the ecology of a specific site and, with an eye to maintenance, the extent to which they can look after themselves.

As usual, Hardy Plant Society members and non-members are all welcome but places are limited. The cost will be £5 per person for national HPS members (of any Local Group or none) and £7 per person for non-members. If you’d like to book your place/s, please reply asap to monmouthshirehps@gmail.com (if you are a member, include your group name and membership number where known). Please feel free to forward this invite to your family, friends or your other societies/groups if you think it could be of interest.

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