Where did your Garden Grow? or Around the World in 80 Plants

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Following the success of our first workshop last month we have more gardening advice and experts available to answer your questions.

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The evening will once again be hosted by Nigel Cox, Senior Horticulture lecturer and course leader at Bridgwater and Taunton College.

Following our first workshop in March, this will be an opportunity for you to hear further advice from experts on how to grow the very best of your own produce in an environmentally sensitive way.

And this time we are also delighted to be joined by guest speaker, Christine Skelmersdale. Christine is the owner of Broadleigh Gardens, Bishops Hull, a nursery specialising in unusual and S. African bulbs and is also a well known lecturer. She is a passionate gardener and likes nothing more than visiting remote areas of the world to see the plants she grows in their native habitats.

As Christine says, "we have the best gardens but very few of our plants originate in this country so just where do your favourite garden plants come from? Did you know that Buddleias could be from a S American seashore or a Chinese Mountain, Eremurus from C.Asian Steppe etc." Christine will delight us with her knowledge on this subject and show some stunning photos of familiar plants in their native habitat & in our gardens

Following the presentation, Nigel and Christine will answer all those burning gardening questions that you may have. If you have any gardening questions for Nigel, please submit them 48 hours before the event to

We are very grateful to Nigel and Christine who are very generously giving their time and expertise in aid of the British Red Cross.

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This event is being organised to raise funds for the British Red Cross. The event is free although a donation would be very appreciated if you are able to make one.

Donations can be made via our Just Giving page for the event at

Your support could make a difference to someone in crisis

£5 could buy fuel, helping our volunteers to drive their emergency response vehicle to an incident.

£6 could buy an emergency self-heating food ration for a vulnerable person without electricity or who has been evacuated.

£10 could buy a hygiene pack for a destitute refugee or asylum seeker, giving them access to some of the basics no one should go without during this crisis

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