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     Grampian and Tayside Group

     Newsletter                                                                SPRING 2011
The Giant Himalayan Lilies
The Cardiocrinum is a small genus of only three species;
    C. cathayanum,
    C. cordatum and, the most common in cultivation,
         C. giganteum

Thereafter, things are a little confused!

It is generally accepted that C. giganteum has a sub-species, C. giganteum yunnanense. It is also
widely believed that C. cordatum has a sub-species C. cordatum glehnii although the latest version of
the 'World Checklist of Monocotylodons' lists glehnii as a synonym of C. cordatum! 1

                                            To further complicate the situation, there are reports of a colour
                                            sport of C.giganteum yunnanense with magenta on the outside
                                            of the flowers and of a yellow flowered version of C. giganteum
                                            called „Queen Fabiola‟.

                                            So there are three, five or seven types of Cardiocrinum!

                                            They all have a delightful and, particularly in the evening, a most
                                            pervasive scent which can fill the whole garden and which
                                            provides a fragrant background to an evening garden walk.

                                            They are plants of woodland and shade and have large, attractive
                                            leaves even in the years before they flower.

                                            Whilst the C. giganteum species is the most imposing it can, at a
                                            flowering height of 8 - 12 feet, be a little large for some gardens
                                            and the smaller C. cathyanum and C. cordatum glehnii at
                                            about six feet might be a better fit whilst C. cordatum
                                            cordatum only grows to about four feet and would not look out
                                            of place in any small garden.

    C. giganteum in front of C. giganteum
                                      Whilst the flowers all have the same basic lily trumpet shape
                yunnanense            there are variations in size and colouring which give variety when
planted in a group. The basic flower colour is a creamy-green with accents of maroon ranging from the
merest hint on C. cordatum glehnii to the deep almost brown markings on the flowers of C.
cathayanum. The trumpets of the C. giganateum species are about 9” long with cathayanum slightly
smaller, C. cordatum at about 6” and C. cordatum glehnii the smallest of all at a squat 4”.

Flowering seems to be controlled by length of day rather than temperature as ours open at the same
time each year: the last week in June for the C. giganateum species, a week later for C. cordatum
glehnii, the middle of July for C. cathayanum and, last of all, the first week in August for C.

1   See http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do

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Their cultivation from offsets is easy, „though laced with mythology‟.

Miss Jekyll recommended digging a hole of a cubic yard and filling it with manure and compost for a
Cardiocrinum. It‟s sometimes quoted that a dead sheep or cow(!) should be included: Miss Jekyll only
recommended a rabbit. However, we've been told that Major George Sherriff recommend a dead Yak!

                                                They should be bought as small or medium sized bulbs which
                                                are planted in a hole of at least 12” cubed with the nose just
                                                above the surface.

                                                The hole should be filled with a rich mixture of soil, garden
                                                compost and a slow release fertilizer, (we use BFB rather than
                                                a rabbit).

                                                They need good drainage and will rot-off if their planting hole
                                                becomes water-logged. Larger bulbs should be avoided as
                                                they don‟t like being moved and are better planted small.
                                                Certainly avoid anything that is “guaranteed to flower this
                                                year”. A bulb of C. giganteum in its flowering year should be
                                                about the size of a football and would not be happy to be

                                                They are monocarpic but, when they die after flowering, a
                                                number of offsets are left which can be replanted to increase
                                                your stock or put into plant sales. We get an average of seven

              C. cordatum glehnii               offsets from each C.giganteum and three to five from each
                                                plant of the other types.

Many find it difficult to grow Cardiocriunum from
seed but it is worth trying as it may be that vegetative
propagation via offsets leads to a loss of vigor2 and
there‟s a great sense of success when some finally

More information on the genus and its cultivation can
be found at :

Philip & Moira Bolt

Mr & Mrs Bolt were granted full collection status for                Three C. giganteum and a smaller C. gig.
their Cardiocrinum in November, 2010.                                              yunnanense

2   Peter Cox, ‘Variations in Cardiocrimum giganteum’, The Plantsman, Vol. 8, prt. 2, June 2009, p 93

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Events Diary 2011             With the exception of the March Lecture, see enclosed Booking Sheet for
                              charges and booking arrangements.

The March Lecture
Ken Cox of Glendoick Nursery will talk about Garden Plants for Scotland.
Saturday 26th March, 2011 11am to 1pm
The Education Centre, Dundee Botanic Garden, Riverside Drive, Dundee DD2 1QH

Ken is a well known member of the Cox family at Glendoick, who own and run the Nursery. He is a keen
nurseryman and, along with his father and grandfather, is renowned as one of the world‟s leading
experts on Rhododendrons, about which he has written many books. Following in the footsteps of
George Forrest, he has led nine plant-hunting expeditions to the Far East, notably to parts of Tibet and
India, bringing back many new introductions to this country. Ken has traveled extensively, including
around his native Scotland. It is from the latter forays and his own experiences at Glendoick that he has
garnered invaluable knowledge of what plants will grow well in Scotland.

This lecture „Garden Plants for Scotland‟ is about his experiences and the material collected regarding
what plants will or will not grow in Scotland, for his book of the same name. This is the book to tell you
how to garden in Scotland. Ken is an experienced and extremely knowledgeable lecturer, and very
entertaining with it!

                                    **Admission by ticket only**
         Please phone Alison Goldie on 01356 660280 to reserve your place. Not many left!

Guided Garden Visit
Guided Tour of the Explorers Garden, Pitlochry led by Julia Corden
Sunday 29th May 11.30am
Port-Na-Craig, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5DR (off the A9, north of Dunkeld)

Explorers is the Scottish Plant Hunters Garden which was conceived and built in conjunction with the
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This unique garden celebrates these plant hunters‟ exploratory and
adventurous lives and their amazing contribution to the way our gardens look today. These early
explorers were George Sherriff, Archibald Menzies, David Douglas, George Forrest, William Forsyth,
Robert Fortune, James Drummond, Thomas Thomson, David Lyall, Francis Masson and George Don.

Between them a myriad plants were brought to Britain from all parts of the globe, including Meconopsis
spp., Rhododendron spp., Douglas fir, Pinus spp., Magnolia spp., Primula spp, Sequoia sempervirens,
Garrya elliptica, Fuchsia, Celmisia spp., Trillium grandiflorum, Erythronium, Camellia spp., Lillium spp.,
Eucalyptus spp., Daphne spp., Acer spp. and Fritillaria spp. to name but a very, very few! All these
plants and more can be seen in the Explorers Garden, which is a living monument to these intrepid
botanists. This tour of the garden with Julia Corden will be a sight very much worth seeing!

The garden also sells hard-to-find, but easy-to-grow plants in Scotland. More information may be found
at http://www.pitlochry.org.uk/home.html. There is an excellent tearoom/restaurant here for
refreshments afterwards if required.

For booking arrangements, please see the attached booking sheet. Bookings must be made and paid
for by Tuesday 10th May.

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Talk and Guided Visit to a National Collection of Iris Sibirica
Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews with an introductory talk by Alan Graham, Head Gardener and a
guided visit to the collection with Alan and his assistant, Pam Marnie
Friday 10th June, 11am
Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews, Fife KY12 7EP

Craigtoun Country Park was originally laid out as parkland attached to Mount Melville House. In addition
to its many other horticultural attractions it is currently home to a recently formed collection of Iris
Sibirica. The Head Gardener, Alan Graham, many times gold medal winner including Chelsea, and his
assistant, Pam Marnie, UK Gardening Apprentice of the year 2009, will tell us about the work involved in
forming and registering a National Collection before showing us the results of all their hard work. For a
sneak preview, go to the following website:


You will see that Pam is not only a good gardener, but also photographer, IT wizard, and on her way to
becoming a botanical illustrator.

Guided Garden Visit
Barnhill Rock Garden, Broughty Ferry, guided by the head gardener and one of the Friends of Barnhill
Saturday 23rd July 10.30am
Barnhill Rock Garden, The Esplande, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2EP

This was the first recipient of the Green Flag Award in Dundee in 2007. First launched in 1996, this
award provides a benchmark for measuring the quality of Britain‟s parks and other green spaces.

Barnhill Rock Garden was built upon an area of volcanic rock which at one time had been the shoreline.
Over time this has been extended over former sand dunes, and rock from Carmylie Quarry has been used
extensively to great effect in many parts of the garden. Originally having five natural springs, all but one
has now dried up and it is this which forms the lowest pond site. The Friends of Barnhill Rock Garden
liaise with Dundee Council to help maintain the garden, and do much of the hard work required. They
also raise funds which help to provide seed, bulbs and plants to ensure the future of the well-established
collection of plants. Plants have come from around the world, including many from The Scottish Rock
Garden Club. The Friends also contribute seeds, cuttings and plants on a regular basis. A garden tour has
been arranged for us with a Friend of the Rock Garden and the head gardener, and we will meet near
The Glasshouse. Other points of interest will be the scree, pergola and woodland gardens.
There are two good tearooms nearby for those who wish refreshments afterwards.
The Park and Rock Garden are located approximately one mile east of Broughty Ferry, parallel to the
A930 Dalhousie Road. It is well-served by public transport, and on-street parking is available on the
Esplanade adjacent to the Garden. For more information go to www.barnhillrockgarden.org.uk.

Hands-On Composting for Beginners led by Phil Bolt
Sunday 21st August, 2pm -4pm
Redhall, Kirriemuir DD8 4PZ

The course will provide information on different types of Composters including wooden & plastic bins,
DIY bins, tumblers and wormeries as well as suitable and unsuitable materials for composting.

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Social and Plant Bring-and-Buy
Hosted by Heather Berger, former Group Chairman. A super garden to look around, a good opportunity
for a blether and to introduce a friend to Plant Heritage, and excellent cakes!
Sunday 11th 2pm – 4.30pm
Kirkton Craig, Abernyte, Perthshire PH14 9ST

Requests for Help
Never before has there been so much need for volunteers. Charities such as Plant Heritage are struggling
to meet their objectives and your help is vital. Locally we need you to support us to raise money to help
maintain the National Collections and to spread the word about the importance of protecting our garden
plants. Nationally, the Threatened Plants project needs your participation, too.

1. First up is our own Plant Sale to be held as usual in the Forfar Guide Hall in the Myre Car Park on
   Saturday 30th April at 10.30am. Members of the committee do a wonderful job in providing plants.
   However, the more plants that we have for sale, the more we can sell. The more unusual plants that
   we have for sale, the more likely we are to sell them. So, please let us have any plants that you
   might have spare, ask us if you‟d like us to pick them up (contact details in the Committee News
   below), tell all your friends to come along, and come along yourself to support us. We had a dip in
   takings last year and we really want to do much better this year. Please help us to make that

2. As in previous years, we shall be helping to man the All Scotland stand at Gardening Scotland from
   Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June at the Ingliston Showground. If you‟d be able to offer a couple of
   hours on the stand for a free entry to the show and free parking, please let Frances Tait know,
   contact details in the Committee News below.

3. Below you will read of our local plans to spread the word in the short piece about Awards for All. We
   intend to put in an appearance at the Perth Show, 5th and 6th August. The committee will not be
   able to man the stand adequately without help from members. Please think about coming along for a
   couple of hours for Plant Heritage, with the rest of the day to look around. Yvonne Mallet would love
   to hear from you! Contact details in the Committee News below. Yvonne would also like to hear of
   any smaller flower shows with which you are involved and where you think that a Plant Heritage
   presence would be welcome.

4. Following our success with the Plant Heritage stand last year, we shall once again be at the Dundee
   Flower and Food Festival, 2nd, 3rd and 4th September, Camperdown Park, Dundee. Once again we
   ask for your help. Free ticket and free parking in return for 2 hours on the stand! We really do need
   to sell Plant heritage to a pubic largely unaware what is happening to our garden plants and to
   biodiversity in gardens. Please contact Frances Tait if you can spare a couple of hours to do just that.
   Contact details for Frances in the Committee News below.

5. One final local request. Our Awards for All money has also provided us with the necessary technology
   to go round to deliver presentations about Plant Heritage and other matters concerning plants and
   gardens. We have a short list of speakers which we‟d like to add to. If you‟re bursting to share one of
   your horticultural passions with a gardening club or WRI, please let us know. Equally, if you‟re a

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   member of an organisation which would enjoy a free presentation, pictures and all, please let Moira
   Bolt know. Contact details in the Committee News below.

6. Now for the national picture. Plant Heritage is running a project based on volunteer help to
   establish the rarity and horticultural merit of plants. It sets out to determine an objective value in
   terms of rarity and horticultural merit for the range of garden plants cultivated in the UK. The
   Threatened Plants Project consists of three stages.

   In the first stage, Conservation Monitoring, a genus, part-genus or group of plants is selected and an
   initial list of the taxa shown in the last five years of the RHS Plant Finder is created and the numbers
   of suppliers are noted for each taxon. The list can then be added to from additional sources. The
   plants on the list will then be categorised as „least concern in cultivation‟, „near threatened in
   cultivation‟ and „threatened in cultivation‟. Plants in the two latter categories move on to Stage 2 in
   which a more in depth assessment will be undertaken by those with expert knowledge, and an
   evaluation made of both their rarity and merit

   Plant Heritage have appointed a project officer, Sarah Barton, who is willing to come up to organise
   a workshop for 6 or more potential volunteers in our area to enable them to decide whether or not
   they would like to offer to help in Stage 1 of the project in the first instance. We have already got 5
   people who have indicated their interest in becoming involved. We need just one more person, and
   hopefully several more. If we bring the number up to 6+ Sarah will be prepared to come up and we
   will set about sorting out a date for the workshop, probably in the Education Centre at the Dundee
   Botanic Garden. It will last two – three hours. All this at no cost to the G&T Group.

   We have talked to Angus College about sending students to the workshop and received a positive
   response. We intend to extend the invitation to colleges in Dundee, Perth and North Fife that offer
   horticultural courses if the workshop goes ahead. So, please think about joining in. This is an
   important and long overdue project. Attendance at the workshop does not mean that you are
   committed, but that you‟d like to find out more. If it turns out that it isn‟t your thing, that‟s not a
   problem. If you think that it‟s very much your thing, that will be great. Why not give it a go? Please
   contact Sue Hewer as soon as you can if you‟d like to come to the workshop. Contact details in the
   Committee News below.

G&T PH Website
Another of our major innovations over the last 10 months has been our group website which is at
www.grampian-tayside-plantheritage.org.uk/. The site was built by Phil Bolt with the intention of it
becoming a regional horticultural hub where people can go for a range of information about local events,
nurseries and garden centres and to seek advice. It also carries information specific to our membership.
Please let Phil know about any events in your area that you‟d like to publicise or any nurseries that
would like to appear on the site. Please also make use of the Forum facility which has special sections
for Gardening Questions and a Plant Exchange area . You can either contact Phil via the website or
check out alternative means of getting in touch with him on the Committee Page below.

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Involving students
Angus College is keen to forge links with Plant Heritage. Our first try, a talk by Gregor McGillivray,
convener of land-based courses at the college, at our November AGM, fell foul of the snow. However, all
is not lost. After perusing the websites of all educational institutions involved in teaching horticulture,
the Plant Heritage Education Committee awarded a prize of £100 to the college for the best student on
one of their courses, selected by the college. The G&T Group will attend the presentation and, it is
hoped, have a small presence in the college in the course of the year.

Committee News
Sadly we lost Jenny Barrett at the forthcoming AGM. We shall miss her very practical help and her ability
to provide a cup of tea just when required, not least in the aftermath of the Plant Sale! To replace
Jenny, we are delighted to welcome Linda Crouch to the committee. The Committee membership (2010-
2011) is as follows:
                                                                Treasurer: Mark Hutson (01356 660280
Chairman & Newsletter Team: Sue Hewer
(01575 560259 suehewer1@btopenworld.com)                              PR: Yvonne Mallett (01575 530422
Vice-Chairman and Plant Collections Co-
ordinator: Elizabeth Harrison (01828 686362)                 Shows Secretary: Frances Tait (01382 665719)

Membership Secretary: Katharine De,Maine             Talks Co-Ordinator and Newsletter Team: Moira Bolt
(01738 860430                                                          (01575 540325 moir@gbolt.me.uk)
                                                                Newsletter Team and Webmaster: Phil Bolt
Events Secretary: Alison Goldie (01356 660280                           (01575 540325 phb@redhall.org.uk)
gtplantheritage@hotmail.com )
                                                                                   Linda Crouch 01821 642459

The Awards for All Project
Last September we were delighted to learn that we had been awarded a grant of £3,543 by the Heritage
Lottery Fund to help us to raise awareness of the work of Plant Heritage in conserving garden plants and
maintaining biodiversity in cultivated areas. We began the work on our bid in March 2010. It was taken
forward by a sub-committee led by Yvonne Mallett with the support of Frances Tait and Phil Bolt and
latterly Phil‟s wife, Moira. Our purpose was to secure funding for portable equipment and display
materials to enable us to mount displays at smaller, local shows and to make an impact at larger shows.
We also bid for funds to purchase IT kit to enable us to give talks on Plant Heritage and other related
topics such as „National Collections‟ to garden clubs, WRI meetings etc to which we will also take display

We heard in September that we had been awarded the full bid of £3,543 and have made a start on the
project by commissioning photographer Stan Farrow to take photos of all of the National Collections in
our area. We intend to select two images for each collection which will then be appropriately mounted

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for display on the exhibition boards that we are currently sourcing. Now all we have to do is to make
sure that we can enthuse members enough for them to want to give up a little time to man the stand at
shows and to give talks about their specialisms and passions in the name of Plant Heritage. The
photographs taken so far can be seen via the „Collections‟ page of our website, (www.grampian-tayside-
plantheritage.org.uk/), or on Stan‟s website, http://stanfarrow.com/plantheritage/id30.html.

If you have an appropriate topic on which you‟re prepared to speak on behalf of Plant Heritage, Moira
would be delighted to hear from you. In company with all other charities, there is now a real need for
active participation in the activities of the group if it is to maintain, and hopefully, expand membership

Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2010
The theme of our stand at the Festival last year was somewhat unusual for a flower festival – not so
much what you might want to grow in your garden but “Plants that you DO NOT want in your garden”.
Devised by Frances Tait who also put together the display, it attracted the attention of the public in a
big way and we were able to engage with them about the aims of Plant Heritage. The stand clearly hit
the right note with the judges who awarded it a Silver Gilt. Frances‟s advice on dealing with
horticultural thugs follows, courtesy of John Stock, Editor of the Friends of the Dundee Botanic Garden

Invasive Plants
Scotland‟s gardens are under attack! Not from alien invaders but from immigrants who have stayed too
long. They have spread from garden to garden and pond to pond. Brought in by gardeners and plant-
hunters, they have found living here easy, with ideal growing conditions, little or no competition and few
predators. They have advanced by road and stream, clogging up the water-flow and preventing the
migration of fish. The list is considerable:

       The purple-flowered rhododendron, Rhododendron ponticum, common in many parts of Scotland;
       Japanese knotweed, Fallopia japonica, seen at the sides of motorways and railway lines;
       Giant hogweed, Heracieum mantegazzianum, another plant happy to travel by rail;
       Himalayan or Indian balsam, Impatiens glandulifera, with its reddish stems, green leaves and
       pink-hooded flowers;
       Giant rhubarb, Gunnera tinctoria or clilensis, with rhubarb-style leaves often one or two feet
       across - and its small relative, Gunnera magellanica, also spreading;
       False acacia, Robinia pseudoacacia, or the locust tree – fast-growing with clusters of fragrant
       pea-like white flowers in early summer;
       Persicaria wallichii, which grows well in all types of conditions - by roadsides, woodland, edges
       of waterways and secluded corners - a large plant that soon dominates our native foliage on its
       march north.

Particularly unpleasant are those plants that find their way into our waterways, ponds and streams, as
they outgrow available space and subjugate our native species. More and more will spread as the
temperature rises by even 1ºF. Many are still available through aquarium specialists and garden centres.
It is inexcusable to allow them to spread into our waterways. Dispose of them responsibly. Do not
dump them in the wild. Never place them in a nearby pond or waterway, where they can become a
problem. Before disposing of them, allow the plants to dry off and die in the sun. Do NOT put them
into your compost heap.

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The commonest examples are Canadian waterweed, Elodea Canadensis, and Parrot‟s feathers,
Myriophyllum aquaticum - often the first plants to go into the bowl with the family goldfish. As long as
they are contained in the fish tank and garden pond they are great as oxygenators but beware: they are
thugs just the same.

Other water-plants to be wary of are:

       Water lettuce, Pistia stratiotes, a floating plant, with hairy soft green foliage giving a lettuce-
       like appearance;
       Skunk cabbage, Lysichiton americanus, a large vigorous perennial with attractive yellow spathes
       that appear before its fresh green leaves;
       Pickerel weed, Pontederia cordata, with lance-shaped glossy leaves and dense spikes of blue
       flowers in summer;
       Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, not yet a problem but may be invasive in warm conditions.

Imagine gardens whose plant life consists of ground elder, horse or mare‟s tail, couch grass and
bindweed, the gardener‟s nightmare. Not likely, but the principle in water is the same: some plants are
stronger than our native species and are taking over, as the grey squirrel is from our native red.

Recently Plantlife, an organisation whose concern is exactly as its name implies, sent out a list of the
100 invasive species which are causing concern amongst botanists, keepers of our waterways and other
organisations. They ask that we do not purchase, propagate, sell, exchange or give away any of the
invasive plants listed. The full list may obtained by contacting Plantlife direct (telephone number 01786
478509) or by e-mailing Scotland@plantlife.org.uk or via their web page www.plantlife.org.uk. We
have lots of lovely plants for gardens and ponds without these thugs.

Frances Tait

Small Ads
Free to a good home, a Muscat of Alexandria grapevine which is not happy in my cold garden. Can be
dug up in the autumn. Very tasty grapes with a good muscat flavour.
Ring Yvonne Mallet on 01575 530422.


Those of you who have provided us with an e-mail address will have had this issue of the Newsletter
notified to you by e-mail and you will have downloaded it from our website. This form of delivery was
used in an attempt to save money for the group.

The mailing costs for two Newsletters a year is £80, which has been halved by this action.

If there are some members who have an e-mail address which we don‟t have and who would be happy to
receive their Newsletters this way in future, we‟d be grateful if you‟d send an e-mail to any member of
the Newsletter Team.

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    Grampian and Tayside Plant Heritage Group Events: Booking Sheet
Please note that we really do need to know in advance who is coming to events. Some events require prior notice of
numbers. Sometimes catering is involved. At all times it is simply a matter of courtesy to our hosts.

To book a place for an event, please send the attached form to Alison Goldie, 3 Balfour Cottages, Menumuir, By

Brechin DD9 7RN enclosing any remittance required and an SAE if you require confirmation of your booking or a
receipt. Cheques to be made payable to NCCPG Grampian and Tayside Group. Please allow 4 days for Royal
Mail to get the slip and enclosures from you to Alison! The slip relating to the first event is at the bottom of this sheet
of paper. You then work your way up. Full details of all the events are in the newsletter and on the website and are not
repeated here.
Sunday 11 September, 2pm – 4.30pm
Social & Plant Bring and Buy: Hosted by Heather Berger, Kirkton Craig, Abernyte, Perthshire PH14 9ST
Members and friends. No charge but plants and donations welcome. Booking closes 9 September.

Name: _______________________________ Email: _____________________________

Landline: ____________________________ Mobile: ____________________________
I shall be coming with ____ friend(s)

Sunday 21 August, 2pm – 4pm
Composting for Beginners: A hands-on workshop with Phil Bolt, Redhall, Kirriemuir, DD8 4PZ
Members and friends. Charge : £3 donation to The Friends of Dundee Botanic Garden.
Booking closes 19 September.

Please reserve ____ place(s) for me.

Name: _______________________________ Email: _____________________________

Landline: ____________________________ Mobile: _____________________________

Saturday 23rd July, 10.30am
Barnhill Rock Garden: Garden Tour with a Friend of Barnhill Rock Garden; Broughty Ferry DD5 2SX
Members and friends. Charge: £3 donation to The Friends of Barnhill Rock Garden. Booking closes 19th July.

Please reserve ____ place(s) for me.

Name: _______________________________ Email: _____________________________

Landline: ____________________________ Mobile: ____________________________

Friday 10 June, 11am
Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8NX: Talk about and tour of the National Collection of Iris Sibirica
Members and friends. Charge: £3 donation for Plant Heritage to support National Collections. Booking closes 6

Please reserve ____ place(s) for me.

Name: _______________________________ Email: _____________________________

Landline: ____________________________ Mobile: ____________________________

Sunday 29 May, 11.30am
The Explorers Garden, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5DR: Garden tour with Julia Corden
Members and friends. Adult £4.50 Concession £4.

Please reserve ____ place(s) for me.

Name: _______________________________ Email: _____________________________

Landline: ____________________________ Mobile: ____________________________

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