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Hergest Croft Gardens-Talk – POSTPONED
April 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Friends of St Thomas à Becket Church, Huntington are sorry to
announce the postponement of their Elizabeth Banks Talk on 4th April.
We hope to reschedule at a future date. For further information -
Hergest Croft Gardens by Elizabeth Banks CBE, DL
The Friends of St Thomas à Becket Church, Huntington are pleased
to announce their first event of 2020 to be held at Huntington Village Hall on 4th April at 7.30.
Elizabeth Banks will talk about the creation of Hergest Croft Gardens, an internationally renowned garden and plant collection located in the heart of Kington.
She will explain how five generations of the Banks family developed the Gardens over the last 170 years while sharing their exploits and adventures along the way. She will also explore how the family contributed to the world of natural sciences. Elizabeth and her husband, Lawrence have been closely involved with the Royal Horticultural Society for many years, Lawrence as Treasurer in the 80’s and Elizabeth as President in the early 21st century.
Elizabeth is a landscape architect who set up her own business in 1985, initially specializing in historic landscape restorations, including the restorations of many parks following the 1987 storm. She designed Rosemoor Gardens for the RHS in 1987 and six Chelsea Flower Show gardens, five of which were awarded gold medals. She worked internationally in Europe and the United States. She was elected first woman president of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010- it’s only female president and was the first professional horticulturalist to hold the role.
Refreshments are served after the event. Tickets are £10 and are available at huntingtonchurch.co.uk
For further information – 07855 300175