Here is a little of the background to our speaker on Wednesday 2 March. Her subject is "Take a Fresh Look at the Front Garden"
Alison Marsden has gardened in Kent for more than 20 years, first in
Sevenoaks and now in Southborough. She loves exploring new designs and
planting ideas and recently oversaw the landscaping of her own family
garden after moving house.
Alison passed the Royal Horticultural Society’s General Certificate
exam with Distinction many years ago and has continued to study plants
and garden design. In 2011 she passed the newly introduced RHS Level
3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied
Propagation and in 2012 she passed the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the
Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting. She is also
qualified as an adult education tutor and is able to pass on her
knowledge to beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Through Gardening by Design Alison combines horticultural science
with practical experience to explain to you the Why as well as the How
of gardening. You will not be ‘swamped by science’ but you will learn
the key principles that turn frustration into success and enable you to
go on gardening long after the session is over.
This is an addition to our usual monthly
competition, where you are encouraged to bring along a plant or flower from your window sill or garden.