Agnes Rossi, better known as Mike, is at the core of a couple of Scottish horticultural groups, the Scottish Bonsai Association and the Scottish Gardeners Forum, promoting both organisations at shows throughout Scotland.
She joined the SBA after a chat to one of its founder members, Jimmy Russell, at Gardening Scotland and became Secretary of the Fife SBA group before going on to become Convenor, representing the group on the SBA Council. She had roles as Secretary and Vice Chair of the SBA Council before she became Chair. She is also a Trustee of the National Bonsai Collection, presently held at Binny Plants in Ecclesmachan.
Mike is also a member of the SGF Council and is the Membership Secretary of the organisation which involves doing the majority of the administration work on behalf of the Council. She chases up subscriptions, mails out the Newsletter, records member club’s events and keeps the records in excellent order. To add to her workload, she is currently Vice Chair of the SGF providing invaluable support to the Chair of SGF. She is also a calm and dedicated presence on SGF council.
Both the SBA and the SGF would be the poorer were it not for Mike’s impressive support of the organisations. She is always charmingly willing to turn out or turn her hand to whatever need doing.