Dulwich and its neighbourhood is a green oasis bejewelled by its gardens - many magnificent, all inspirational, and all backed by astonishing depths of gardening knowledge.
Each Spring the Gardens Committee publishes a comprehensive “Dulwich Gardens open for charity” booklet, with details of the local gardens that are open to the public during the year.
The Committee also organises an annual garden talk and an annual coach tour to one or more gardens of national importance, as well as occasional local visits. Details of these events, which are open to all members of the Dulwich Society and their friends, are included in the Society’s quarterly Journal and its monthly eNewsletter.
We contribute articles to the Society’s Journal, and generally we support gardening and related activities in our area. The Dulwich Society is an affiliated society of the Royal Horticultural Society. The Gardens Committee normally meets four times a year. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Jeremy Prescott.
Spring gardens talk - Troy Scott Smith on “Sissinghurst - revitalising Vita”
7.30pm Thursday 22nd March 2018
at the Lecture Theatre, Alleyn’s School, Townley Road, London SE22 8SU
This year’s talk will be given by Troy Scott Smith, the Head Gardener at Sissinghurst Castle Garden since 2013. Before his move to Sissinghurst, Troy was Head Gardener at Bodnant in North Wales, another celebrated - but very different - National Trust garden.
Troy’s talk is called “Sissinghurst - revitalising Vita”. He will tell us about the 7-year project which he and his team are carrying out to revitalise the garden, bringing about a more authentically Vita Sissinghurst - a celebration of beauty, romance, intimacy and emotion.
After the talk there will be an opportunity to meet Troy over a glass of wine.
Tickets are £10 each (including a glass of wine) and may be purchased through www.eventbrite.co.uk (search “Dulwich Society”), or by sending a cheque payable to the “Dulwich Society” & SAE to Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB.