Welwyn Garden City Horticultural Society

Past Speakers


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Programme 2017/2018






13th March 2018   “Trees and Towns” – Professor Fiona Stafford.  Professor of Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, Professor Stafford is the author of the widely acclaimed “The Long, Long Life of Trees” which explores the cultural context of the trees around us through their place in anthropology, history, art and literature over man’s millennia-long relationship with them. She also wrote and presented 3 series of “The Meaning of Trees” broadcast on radio 3 2012-2015. Expect to see trees in a new light.


10th April 2018   “Spring Flowering Perennials” – Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants.  Rosy and Rob Hardy run their nursery and are breeders and introducers of new perennial varieties and exhibitors at the major flower shows. They have won 21 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals. This will be a live plant demonstration with plants to buy.


10th April 2018.

‘Spring Flowering Perennials’ Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants.


8th May 2018.

‘The Central Royal Parks’   Jim Buttress.




Welwyn Planning and Amenity Group web site gives our programme and a lot of information about the village which members may find interesting.  wpag.org.uk



Roy Lancaster         

Dr. Phillip Cribb

Geoff Hodge          

Colin Ward

Charles Dowding

Andrew Halstead

Anne Godfrey                

Dr. Brenda Harold

Dr Andrew Ward

Alistair Gunn

John Negus     

Dr. Keith Furguson.

Dr. Nigel Dunnet.

Russell Bowes .   

Charles Adams.

Caradoc Doy

Carol Sharp .

Oliver Waring

Tony Kirkham

Ursula Buchan




Paul Pulford        

Anne Roberts

Barry Newman          

Timothy Walker

Andrew Brogan

Michael Clark

Anne Luder               

Jim Gardener

Aubrey Barker

Ken Thompson

Jane Owen     

Chris Bailes

Patricia Fox

Andrew McIndoe  

Kate Harwood

Stephen Harmer

Simon Charlesworth

Tom Stuart-Smith Jacqueline Aviolet Ray Broughton   

Noel Kingsbury Lady Skelmersdale

Meetings are held in St.Francis’ Church Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of months - Feb., March, April, May, Sept, Oct., Nov., Dec., at 8pm. Doors open at 7.40pm.