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Roy Lancaster’s ‘Life of Plants’ talk at Colehill

The President of the Hardy Plant Society, Roy Lancaster, is speaking to the Dorset Hardy Plant Society in Colehill on Saturday, 28th October, at
2.30 pm. His talk will be entitled ‘A Life of Plants’.

The meeting is an all ticket event. Tickets are now available and can be obtained from

The cost will be £1.50 for Dorset Group members and £5 for visitors. The title of the talk is based on Roy Lancaster’s latest autobiographical book. Roy lives in Chandler’s Ford in Hampshire.

The celebrated plantsman’s birth on 5th December 1937 was the start of something big for plants and horticulture. His chance fi nd of a Mexican tobacco plant in a local allotment brought him fame as a Bolton schoolboy and sowed the seeds of his future career. His book is the story of his adventures as he sees tropical plants for the fi rst time in the jungles of Malaya, meets Roberto Burle Marx at his garden near Rio de Janeiro, and hunts for pitcher plants in North America.

Well-known for his encylopedic botanical knowledge and for introducing many popular garden plants, Roy is also a consummate story-teller and wise philosopher.

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Post date: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:14
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