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August talk: 'School of Rock: Building the Heronswood Rock Garden' by Dr. Ross Bayton

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Meeting at the Bellevue Botanical Garden

It's August and it has been dry for a long time but I hope that everyone's plants are surviving and thriving!

Our August talk is by Dr. Ross Bayton from Heronswood Garden. Here is a short introduction about him.

Lewisia brachycalyx photo by Ross Bayton

London-born botanist and gardener Dr. Ross Bayton gained his PhD at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, studying the classification of tropical palms. He’s the author of several books on horticulture including New Trees: Introductions to Cultivation (with John Grimshaw), Plant Families: A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists (with Simon Maugham), and most recently The Gardener’s Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names, as featured in the New York Times. Formerly the Gardening Editor of the UK’s best-selling gardening periodical, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, he is now the Director of the world-renowned Heronswood Garden in Kingston, and is developing a 5-acre garden at home in nearby Bremerton.

Lewisia tweedyi photo by Ross Bayton

Remember, social time begins at 7.00 pm, and the meeting and presentation start at 7.30 pm!

See you there!


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