Village Hall News
"Two Great Plant Hunters"
We are delighted
to announce the visit of Matthew Biggs, gardener, plantsman, writer, television
presenter and frequent broadcaster, (BBC Radio 4's 'Gardeners' Question
Time' etc) to Peter Tavy Village Hall on Friday, 9th Feb and to Buckland
Monachorum Village Hall on Saturday, 10th Feb 2018, with his one-man show
"Two Great Plant Hunters".
In the show, Matthew
will be appearing in the guise of two great plant hunters of the past
- Ernest Wilson and George Forrest. He gave this performance first at
last year's RHS Malvern Spring Show, where it was enthusiastically received,
and we are very fortunate in having him here. The evening will consist
of two 45-minute sessions; one for each gardener, and at the end, there
will be a short question and answer session on any aspect of gardening.
Matthew has written
a number of books including Lessons From Great Gardeners, and Secrets
of Great Botanists, co-authored What Houseplant Where with Roy Lancaster
and contributed to two books for Gardeners' Question Time, as well as
writing regularly for Gardeners' World magazine, BBC Gardens Illustrated
and the Royal Horticultural Society's Journal 'The Garden'. Matthew will
bring some of his books for sale on the night.
The event will
be held at Peter Tavy at 7.30pm on Friday, 9th February and at Buckland
Monachorum on Saturday 10th. Tickets will be £6 at each venue.
For Peter Tavy
tickets; tel 01822 810868.
For Buckland Monachorum
tickets; tel 01822 855336.