Let’s be proud of our front gardens in Dulwich

The Dulwich Society’s Garden Group is focusing on front gardens this year.

gardentalk2016aEach Spring the Gardens Committee organises an annual talk, this year the talk is on what we can do to enhance our front gardens, with an expert panel of professional garden designers, Pamela Johnson, Nigel Watts and Anthony Noel.

Pamela Johnson – Pamela describes her style as challenging yet light hearted.  She loves talking about anything to do with gardening.
Nigel Watts – Living in SE22, Nigel won many compliments when he opened his garden under the NGS last year.  Extremely knowledgeable about England’s gardens both large and small, Nigel has a great eye for the right plant in the right place.
Anthony Noel – Anthony, who has a passion for gardens, art and architecture, says his style is classical – ancient or modern – with a dash of theatre.  He believes that any garden can be a great garden.

“Let’s be front garden proud” – talk takes place on Wednesday 9 March at 7.30pm. The talk will be at Alleyn’s School and there will be a glass of wine and a chance to meet the speakers afterwards. The talk should also give useful pointers for our 2016 front garden competition (details below).

south-london-botanical-instituteGarden talk – “LET’S BE FRONT GARDEN PROUD”
7.30pm Wednesday 9th March 2016
at the Lecture Theatre, Alleyn’s School,
Townley Road, London SE22 8SU

Tickets are £7 each. For further details and an application form, see www.dulwichsociety.com/garden-group.

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Front garden competition 2016

We are also sponsoring a front garden competition in 2016. Entry is free, and open to all households in the Dulwich area.

The closing date for entry is 31 May, with judging taking place in June. The judges will take into account initial impact (those vital first impressions), the design and arrangement of the garden, planting and the quality of husbandry.

Prizes will be awarded: the Front Garden of the Year, £100 Garden Voucher; five Gold Prizes of £50 Garden Vouchers, and five Silver Prizes of £25 each.

Entry forms are also available on www.dulwichsociety.com/garden-group.

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