Wednesday 3 October at 8pm
Red Cross Hall, Oxted
JIM BUTTRESS gives his talk on
Jim Buttress who was the superintendent of the Royal Parks for 25 years. He also had responsibility for ensuring all the flags and decorations for royal occasions were in place and the floral displays were colour coordinated. The Royal Parks are Green Park, Kensington Place Park, St James’s Park, and Hyde Park. Others were also included such as Buckingham Palace and Clarence House.
As well as this very important job in London, Jim, who was trained at Wisley as an apprentice, is an Associate of Honour of the RHS and was awarded the Victorian Medal of Honour in 2006 amongst other awards. He is still very involved with many aspects of horticulture.
He is also involved with the creation of the world garden at Lullingstone Castle since 2005.
WE WILL ALSO BE SAYING OUR FAREWELLS TO
Do come and join us