Sunday, 28 February 2016


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.

We also have a a Pop-Up Competition relating directly to this topic. Members are asked to bring along to the meeting a favorite photograph they may have of their front garden. The best will be judged by those present at the meeting.

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.