Tilehurst Horticultural Association

Talks Programme 2018 / 2019

all at the Village Hall, Victoria Road, RG31 5AB

on Thursday evenings.
 Map here

29 November 2018   7.45pm           Paolo Arrigo           Italy from Seed to Plate

Paolo imports Franchi Seeds from Italy and is passionate about the provenance and regionality of everything they sell at their store ‘The Little Italian Market’.  Paolo will talk about vegetables from Roman Times until today and the journey of traditional vegetables from Italy to the UK.   There will be an opportunity to purchase items.

31 January 2019     7.45pm             Carole Petipher       Monet’s Paradise on Earth

Carole’s career started in the French Steel Industry and she lived in France for many years. After a sabbatical on a French barge she became a Tour Director specialising in rivers and canals.  Back in England Carole is now involved in animal rescue societies. Carole will talk about how Monet became interested in gardening and how he created his own garden at Giverny.

14 February 2019     7.30pm          Annual General Meeting/Social Evening

28 March 2019          7.45pm          Richard Ramsey      Dahlias

Richard has been growing dahlias as a hobby for over 40 years.  9 years ago, having many
surplus plants he sold them locally.  This has grown into a major cut flower business, with the blooms being used in many prestigious venues over the country. Richard will talk about all things dahlias.  There will be an opportunity to purchase items.

25 April 2019             7.45pm             Thrive

A volunteer from Thrive will share with us what Thrive does to make a difference to many people’s lives, with an emphasis on Top Tips for Easier Gardening.


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