Saturday 18 April 2020

For Us, Not Them

This talk will be preceded by our Annual General Meeting

Are you confused by the regular changes of plant names? Do you think taxonomists should become extinct? If you could grow only one of Senecio confusus or Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides in your garden, which would you choose? (Hint – they’re the same plant but the previous name was not confusus enough!)

Our speaker today is Dr Julian Sutton who will entertain us with fact, informed ideas and scurrilous opinion on the naming of plants. Dr Sutton is a life-long plantsman who started out in cademic botany and caught the garden bug while doing research at Ness Gardens in the 80s. He and his wife Sarah ran their small Totnes nursery, Desirable Plants, for 20 years, but have now scaled back to two email lists of choice plants per year.

Julian will bring plants for sale.

Following the talk, members will have an opportunity to purchase an infusion of Camellia Sinensis derivatives.


As with all our meetings, kick off is at 2.00 pm at the Williams Memorial Hall in Coychurch, Bridgend. Click HERE for a location map (note that the miracle that is Google shows the red locator in the wrong place – look for the grey one below and to the left of the red one).

We entertain the speaker to lunch at the nearby White Horse pub (look above and a way to the right of the red marker for location info) before the meeting. Anyone is welcome to join us but please let us know you’d like lunch by emailing the Chair, no later than mid-day on Tuesday 14 April. The pub serves a variety of good food, though you’ll have to settle your own bill, sorry! Please aim to arrive by 12.15.