Numbers coming along to Horty meetings are steadily growing thanks to a great programme of events for our 2014/15 season.
Despite wintry weather in mid-January a great crowd came out to hear plant hunter and author Ken Cox talk about his latest book, "Scotland for Gardeners" and provide an expert outline of historical developments and key examples from different ages of Scottish garden history up to the present day. He singled out some of his favourite gardens and gardeners Scotland-wide. Amongst his observations was one sad fact that Scotland is rapidly losing its independent nurseries and growers. He concluded positively, however, that Scotland has more inspirational, important and glorious gardens per head than any country on earth.
Our AGM on March 11th will examine re-development plans for Nurse Peattie’s Garden and choose which Scottish garden we will visit for our annual Summer trip.
Our last indoors meeting before our new programme begins in October will be on April 11 when Ian Bett, formerly one of Abernethy’s berry growers will talk about how the local industry was run, and provide some tips on growing berries at home.
If you are not already a Horty member, why not come along to one of our evening meetings held from October – April on the second Wednesday of the month at the Masons Hall in Main Street at 7.30. You will be very welcome.