Lecture – “Gardening on the Edge”. Simon Jones, NTS.
14th January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Simon is a member of the Caley and a former Vice-President. He had experience in commercial horticulture in the Middle East before being employed at Edinburgh Zoo for 15 years. He has been Gardens and Designed Landscapes Manager for the NTS (Glasgow and the West) for the past two and a half years.
The talk explores three beautiful and well-known NTS gardens, namely: Inverewe, Arduaine and Brodick. The talk will demonstrate how these gardens have managed to grow plants that have no earthly business to thrive whilst being exposed to the forces of salty Atlantic gales. The gardens have had to evolve in order to balance history, heritage and the difficulties of gardening in a changing climate.
Our talks are free to Caley members and to students (just show your student card at the door). Visitors are very welcome to attend. All we ask is that you make a donation to The Caley at the door.
Our talks are held in the Lecture Theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Entry is via the main reception on Inverleith Row.