A Night to Remember

The September meeting of Ticknall Garden Club turned out to be a night to remember. Not only did Matthew Biggs, the well known broadcaster from Gardener’s Question Time, put in a star turn but it was three cheers all round to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the club.

Matthew did the honours by cutting the lovingly decorated cakes which were later shared by the audience along with a celebratory glass of bubbly. With so many keen and loyal followers, Ticknall Garden Club looks set to enjoy another 25 successful years.

Matthew himself kept the attention of his listeners with an enthralling talk on the Wonders of Plants. There were amazing pictures of the intricacies of pollen and the devious ways that insects and plants employ to ensure pollination defy the imagination. The complicated structure of leaves, stems and flowers would challenge the skills of any engineer or architect. The bounties of nature are the source of billions of pounds to the world economy.

With his infectious enthusiasm Matthew gave a timely reminder of the debt we owe to the wonders of nature and that we should do all we can to treasure it.

The forthcoming visit of Tony Kirkham on November 8th will be of interest to all who share a love of our wonderful trees. He will talk about the trees that made Britain. He is certainly well qualified to do so as he is Head of the Arboretum at Kew Gardens.

Tickets cost £5 for members and £8 for visitors. Contact 01283 562161 or wendygale@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to attend.

Pamela Adams
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Pamela Adams

In addition to her many other interests, Pam keeps us up to speed on the activities of the Ticknall Garden Club.