Details of next Meeting Thursday 26th February 2015
Hardy Slipper Orchids and their Habitats in China
Hardy Slipper Orchidsand theirHabitats in China.
60th Year Celebrations
Thursday 28th November 2013
Jolyon Lea, long time stalwart of many groups and excellent speaker is providing us his penultimate lecture before finally hanging up his lecturing shoes.
This months talk will be on "Flowers of Greece".
Over the years Jolyon and his wife have visited Greece on several occasions and have observed many different environments in which the native flora flourish.
Ancient ruins can provide an excellent rock garden environment for many choice species.
Additionally the very varied landscape from sea level, through undisturbed olive groves to mountain habitat provide an excellent canvass for all manner of Mediterranean and mountain flora.
Come and join us for what is sure to be an excellent evening.
7.30pm for 8pm start.
As always, refreshments, chat and a raffle afterwards.
Details from some previous meetings
Thursday 24th October 2013 Karen Howard Trip to Black Hills of Dakota
Content- Plants of the wild west USA & mid-western Rocky Mountains including Bighorns, Yellowstone & Grand Tetons in Wyoming. The Black Hills of South Dakota & Unita Mountains & Salt Lake in North eastern Utah
Thursday 22nd April 2010 Joanne Everson on her field trip to Yunnan
Joanne Everson, Rock Garden Team Leader RBG Kew
The report from the trip was entitled, "Poppies and Rhubarb" but the evening will contain very much more.
Thursday 22nd April 8pm. Perivale Community Centre. Excellent talk, refreshments, raffle and interesting chat with like minded people.
Primula dryadiflora, one of over 1000 on the species count for this trip of enthusiastic botanists. This evening is bound to be one crammed with glorious images and should certainly not be missed.
Thursday 26th November 2009
A new lecture and a new lecturer to those of us not at Kew.
"An Alpine Adventure in Val d'Aosta"
This is another in the ever popular series from Kew Professionals
"What we did on our holidays"
Once again demonstrating the tremendous dedication that the botanists from Kew have towards their vocation.
This particular lecture covers three Alpine Botanic Gardens in Val d'Aosta while on a work placement in Saussurea Alpine Botanic Garden located at 2175m on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc massif. This also takes in the natural vegetation of the Mont Blanc range and the Gran Paradiso national park and is sure to contain a wealth of vital knowledge on both the plants and their ecological communities.
Visitors Very Welcome,
join us for an enjoyable and informative evening.
Thursday 22nd October 2009
Our next lecture will be Michael Day on the "Orchids of Cyprus"
Thursday 24th September 7.45 for 8pm
Perivale Community Centre, Perivale UB6 7NP, just off the A40 by the Hoover Building(now Tesco)
Continuing our Mountain Visits
Our previous May talk was
"The Calcareous Flora of the Dolomites"
Massimiliano(Max) Calligola delivered this excellent lecture previously only heard by volunteers at Kew.
Thursday May 28th, 7.45 for 8pm
Max is a volunteer guide in Kew, whose area of specialization is Alpine plants; he comes from the Italian Dolomites (Venetian Alps)and has given lectures on Alpines for fellow guides in Kew as well as for Gardening clubs in Italy and the UK.
Last year he organized and conducted a very successful botanical trip to the Venetian Alps for other volunteer guides at Kew and is currently sharing his time between Britain(Kew) and Italy, where he is studying for a Masters on Conservation in Protected Areas.
Being also a photographer, he has a large library of images to accompany his talk.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening.
"Pottering in the Pyrenees"
Mike Baker brought us a brand new Talk.
Thursday April 23rd 7.45 for 8pm
Thank you Mike, this was an excellent talk.