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Historic Roses Group AGM

Thursday 21 September 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

£40 – £45

Photo above of ‘Quatre Saisons’ by Michael Marriott

This year we will be holding our AGM slightly earlier than normal, on 21 September. It will be held at Kimbridge Barn, Kimbridge, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LE.

10am: Morning coffee followed by the AGM chaired by Michael Marriott, HRG chairman.
11.45: Talk by the excellent and very experienced Martin Stott entitled The Storyteller Garden. See below for more information.
12.45: Buffet lunch.
Afternoon: Travel to the beautiful Houghton Lodge Gardens a little under 6 miles away at Houghton, Stockbridge, SO20 6LQ
16.00: Afternoon tea.

Price per person: £40 for HRG members, £45 for non-members. This includes lunch, entry to the gardens, and afternoon tea.

If you would like to attend or have any queries please contact Maeve Heneke by emailing maheneke@hotmail.com


The Storyteller Garden

Lecture by Martin Stott 

At the end of the last ice age it is estimated that Britain had no more than 200 or so types of plant. It means that nearly everything growing in our gardens today has travelled or been created relatively recently. Each plant has a story to tell, and some of these tales might surprise you.

In this talk Martin will explain the concept of “the storyteller garden” and inspire you to look at your plants with a fresh perspective. Expect plenty of rose stories, but he might also squeeze in some other tales too – in the words of the BBC mission, “inform, educate and entertain”.

For many years Martin travelled the world looking for stories to share with BBC World Service and Radio 4 listeners – he made programmes in 21 countries and all corners of the world. Today, he need only step outside his back garden for inspiration.


Thursday 21 September 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£40 – £45
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Maeve Heneke


Kimbridge Barn
Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LEB United Kingdom
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