A good number of the Garden Club enjoyed an entertaining and informative evening with David Usher, telling us about the evolution of gardens at Hestercombe. David was the Hard Gardener for eighteen years and described the discovery and reclamation of the Georgian pleasure gardens.
He then recalled the reconstruction of the Victorian terrace and the ongoing work on the Edwardian garden created by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. It is wonderful to have such a gem on our doorstep. After questions, tea and cake was enjoyed.
Next month on 15 March, the speaker is Paul Hending. He will talk about organic gardening, including pest control.
If this year is anything like last year regarding pests, we will need all the help we can get!