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NW Regional AGM and Lectures
18th November 2017
European Bonsai – Tony Tickle
Tony has been working with bonsai since 1983, he specialises in native European trees, in particular; Hawthorn, Yew and Pine. He has a long CV (https://yamadori.co.uk/); including a regular column in the Bonsai Magazine ‘Bonsai Focus’ and contributions to specialist publications worldwide. Tony has organised the two largest bonsai events held in the UK for many years, Bonsai Europa 2015 and 2017. The most recent meeting in October this year had one of the best selections of bonsai trees I have seen in the UK. Tony demonstrates at major conferences throughout the UK and Europe and across the world, including: South Africa, China, Brazil, India and the USA, and 2017 he won “Best Deciduous Bonsai” at the prestigious Noelanders Trophy in Belgium.
Viewing Bury Hospice Japanese Garden
Lunch – Sushicraft
Experiences of working in Japanese gardens in the USA and Japan – Colette Barnes
Colette has been involved in the JGS since 2013 when she was a member of the group building the gold medal winning garden at the RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park. After completing a BSc in Biology at the University of York, she volunteered at Middlethorpe Hall, which inspired her to study for the RHS Level 2, after which she took up a year-long traineeship at RHS Harlow Carr. Colette has also worked at Hidcote Manor garden, and has been the beneficiary of The Great Gardens of the World TRIAD Fellowship (https://longwoodgardens.org/education/triad-fellowship ), which offers aspiring gardeners an opportunity to live, work, and learn in three culturally and botanically diverse public gardens. The TRIAD Fellowship is a partnership with Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire, UK; The Alliance of Hyogo in Awaji Island, Japan; and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, USA. Currently, Colette works in the Chelsea Physic Garden (http://chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/)
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