Tilehurst Horticultural Association 

Talks Programme 2019 / 2020 

Village Hall, 17 Victoria Road, Tilehurst, READING, Berkshire RG31 5AB

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28 November 2019 7.45 p.m. Timothy Walker  The Healing Power of Plants

Timothy studied Botany at University College, Oxford and was awarded Master of Horticulture by the RHS.  He is currently stipendiary lecturer in Plants Sciences at three colleges. Mankind has exploited the medicinal properties of plants for thousands of years, yet the role of plants in modern medicine is still considered to be peripheral by many people.  The talk attempts to put the record straight and to show that plant products are used every day by all of us to relieve pain and suffering, to heal wounds and cure diseases. 


30 January 2020 7.45 p.m.   Martyn Cox  Clever Ways to Grow Vegetables

Vegetables are traditionally grown on allotments or a dedicated patch in the back garden.  In
this talk Martyn will look at different ways of growing crops, from raising them in pots to creating an ornamental potager.  There will be lots of information on interesting varieties and tips on

making the most of every inch of space.                                  


27 February 2020 7.30 p.m.           Annual General Meeting/Social Evening

26 March 2020 7.45 p.m. Rosy Hardy     Early Spring Flowering Perennials

Rosy founded Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants in 1988, first in the back garden, then at Lavertoke Park and finally to Freefolk, growing plants in a more traditional manner, making sure they are tough and resilient.   Rosy will be speaking about spring perennials.  There will be plants for sale.                                              


30 April 2020 7.45 p.m.       Perennial Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society

Perennial Gardener’s Benevolent Society helps everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, when times get tough, providing free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance.   They will be speaking about the Society and its objectives.  



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