This will be a ZOOM-only meeting and the date and time will be different to accommodate our guest speaker, Tom Freeth, who is located in the UK.

Tom Freeth

Our speaker Tom Freeth is a professional horticulturist and botanist with a life-long love of wild plants and high places. He works at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, looking after the curation of the Living Collections. Tom was formerly the curator and supervisor of the Alpine and Rock Garden Living Collection at Kew. When not at work, he is usually found somewhere wild taking pictures.

“The Rock Gardens of Kew”:  drawing on images and documents from Kew’s archives, this presentation looks at the evolution of the Rock Garden at Kew from its conception in the 1870’s through to the present day. Four gardens have come and gone before the current layout. This talk shows the endeavour that goes into such a landscaping feat over nearly a century and a half, and some of the plants that have lived there.

This talk will be recorded and put on YouTube for one week after it is posted.  Non-members may also register for the event via Eventbrite.