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May 2020

Virtual Talk and Garden Tour

10th May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We hope that you are finding enjoyment and solace in your gardens during these difficult time. As many of you are aware the South East Committee took the difficult desicion to cancel our Writtle meeting shortly before the lockdown and we are now facing realisation that much of our immediate spring and summer programme of garden visits, workshops and lectures may not be able to go ahead.   But there are other ways our community can meet.   On Sunday…

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July 2020

JGS South East Virtual Meeting

5th July 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Some of you will already have marked Sunday 5th July in your diaries as our Chairman Graham and Pauline Bowyer had so generously offered to again open up their beautiful Japanese garden for a Members' lunch party.  Sadly, we won't be able to go ahead with lunch in the present circumstances.  However please hold the date, following our well received meeting on 10th May, Graham is very kindly arranging to give us a virtual tour of his garden on the same…

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September 2020

South East region Virtual Meeting

6th September 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cottered Garden Tour We will start with a virtual tour of the Japanese Garden at Cottered with focus on the challenges of restoration and maintenance. The garden is registered with English Heritage making it an elite garden and is one of the finest historic examples of an early twentieth century Japanese garden in England. The tour willl be followed by a PowerPoint presentation on the history and challenges of caring for the gem of a Japanese-style garden that is The…

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October 2020

Virtual Meeting – NW Region – The Garden of the Fortunate Whirlpool – Martin Owen

17th October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

福渦庭園Fuku Uzu Tei En,The Garden of the Fortunate Whirlpool This is a story of the development of a garden in Wales with Japanese elements. The story starts with youthful interests in the 1960’s through to the hermit’s hut where the old man drinks tea and reads poetry  It is a story which starts with an inquiring ignorance and takes a long learning journey. The garden has gone through a number of iterations.  Current development  has  been the result of attending…

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November 2020

NW Region – Virtual Annual General Meeting

14th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The NW AGM will be held at 1400 hours using Zoom. All NW members welcome, please register with Erick Oswald - JGS Enquiries <enquiries@jgs.org.uk>

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NW Region – Virtual meeting: Sarah Dixon – Japanese Gardens in Winter

14th November 2020 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Most visitors to Japan go at cherry blossom time, or to see the Autumn colours. I want to persuade you that the ideal time to visit Japan is, in fact, winter.  The gardens are empty of tourists and filled with interest, the tea houses are open and the tea – and floors – are hot. What’s not to like! Sarah is from the SE Region and tells me that she is addicted to travelling to Japan, where she tries to…

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South East Region Virtual Meeting

22nd November 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

We are delighted to announce another interesting meeting.  Following the SE virtual AGM on Sunday 22nd November we are planning to bring you two exciting talks which will start at 11.30am: Gardens are truly a sanctuary especially without crowds by Noriko Hamamoto, Hamamoto Garden Design.  By video link from Japan, Noriko will guide us on a virtual visit to Ginkaku-ji and Tenryu-ji gardens in Kyoto in this quietest of times marked by an absence of foreign visitors. Japanese Gardens, Tea culture and Social…

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January 2021

South East Region Virtual Meeting

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Details to follow

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February 2021

JGS North West Region – Virtual talk – Mosses and Japanese Gardens. Speaker: Dr Shaun Russell, Ex-Director Treborth Botanic Garden at Bangor University

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Moss is an important element in Japanese and Japanese-style gardens, but can be difficult to encourage in a garden. Understanding the biology of moss would be helpful but while there are thousands of books on conventional garden plants, books on moss are hard to find. Step forward Dr Shaun Russell, who will give an illustrated talk introducing the biology and ecology of “Bryophytes”, spore-producing plants that include the mosses. Dr Russell will describe the place of moss in the plant…

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March 2021

JGS Midland Region AGM and Lecture Day

March 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Midland Region Annual General Meeting followed by associated lectures. Because of the current  Covid 19 regulations, the AGM will now be a "virtual" event, followed immediately by a separate virtual event for the lectures. Further details will be posted shortly.

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