A glorious start to this year’s meetings was held at Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland, home of the late Geoff Hamilton – author, TV presenter of Gardeners World, and a real gardening gent.
We were shown round in wonderful sunshine by Geoff’s son Nick who now runs Barnsdale Gardens and plant centre. Nick is a wealth of knowledge and tries very hard to keep the garden in both the style and spirit of his father.
Willow support demonstration
In the afternoon we were given a demonstration in making willow plant supports by John Shone of Rutland Willows and many members then tried making one of their own.