Wednesday 08 November, 2017
‘The RHS Flagship Garden at Wisley – 100 years of Plants & People’
RHSI Public Lecture, Wednesday 8th November 2017
by Matthew Pottage, Curator, RHS Garden Wisley,
8.00 pm National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
We are delighted to welcome Matthew Pottage to Dublin for this important public lecture. Matthew, the youngest curator of an RHS Garden, a mere 29 years of age when appointed in 2016, was brought up in Yorkshire and studied horticulture at Bishop Burton College in Beverley. He then became a trainee at the RHS School of Horticulture, spending time in different departments before becoming one of its permanent staff.
He helped create the plant landscape for the Bicentenary Glasshouse opened in 2007. As manager of the Woodland Team, Garden Manager and Deputy Curator he got to know all the Collections at Wisley. A self-confessed “plant anorak”, he has a passion for conifers, an obsession for monkey puzzles and a thing about urns. His overall ambition for Wisley is “Simply for there to be amazing levels of plantsman-ship throughout, and to address all areas where we could do better.”
Booking essential through RHSI Office. – Call 01-4937154
Members €10.00, Student Members €5.00
Non-Members €15.00, Student Non-Members €10.00
Location: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
Tel: 014937154 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org