Devon Group News

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Tavistock Plant Fair Spring 2017

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

The Plant Heritage Tavistock Spring Plant Fair on March 19th was buzzing with people looking for lovely plants to buy.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Devon's National Collection Holders' Day 2017

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

The annual meeting in Devon for our local National Collection Holders was held at Lukesland Gardens, near Ivybridge.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2016 AGM

Written by Mr Malcolm Pharoah

Our President, Chris Bailes, welcomed nearly 100 members to the AGM held this year on Saturday 26th November at Longdown Village Hall which proved a popular venue with its spacious hall and good car parking.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Association of Japanese Botanic Gardens Visit Devon

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

Arrangements took about a year but in early July, 2015, Devon played host to a very distinguished contingency of visitors from Japan including University Professors, a senior person from a Government Ministry, a former head of NHK (the equivalent to the BBC) publications and many representatives of major gardens and plant groups.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2014 AGM

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

Our President, Chris Bailes, welcomed 90 members to the AGM held this year again at Longdown Village Hall.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hampton Court

Written by Dr John Twibell

Devon Group had a stand in the Plant Heritage marquee at the Hampton Court show.   The team (see below) put on a fine floral display depicting example plants representative of about half of Devon’s plant collections. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Silver for the Devon Group stand at Axe Vale Festival

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

The Devon Group stand in the Floral Marquee at the Axe Vale Festival won a Silver Medal!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

National Collection of Water Iris Open Days

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

My poor photographs do not do justice to the seductive irises to be seen at Rowden Gardens, home of the National Collection of Water Iris.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tale Valley Nursery get Gold at Chelsea

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

Congratulations to Chris and Lorraine Birchall of Tale Valley Nursery who have won their second Gold Medal at Chelsea.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Plant Fairs off to a busy start at Tavistock

Written by Miss Caroline Stone

A busy start to the Plant Fairs at Tavistock.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Winter Lunch at Rattery Village Hall

Written by Mrs Beverley Sugden

Rattery Village Hall was a hive of activity from 9:00am when the 12-strong committee members, plus a few extra volunteers and their muscles, started the task of transforming the place for the ever popular annual Winter Lunch.