IPPS GB&I Calendar of Events
South East Area Meeting 2013
Saturday 18th May 2013
White House Farm, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 0NN.
Witch Hazel Nursery, Newington, Sittingbourne ME9 7LU
For our first meeting we have arranged two great venues. The morning visit will be to Maurice Foster’s garden; those who attended last year’s conference may remember the most interesting talk he gave and now we have a chance to see his garden for ourselves. Maurice charges £5 for garden visits that goes to his charity, and I will collect on the day. The afternoon visit will be to Chris Lane’s Witch Hazel Nursery.
HTA UK Plant Biosecurity Conference
Thursday 30th May
The Food and Environment Research Agency, Nr York, YO41 1LZ
The issue of biosecurity has never been higher on the Government agenda and with changes on the cards for plant health regulation in the UK and the rest of the EU the HTA is organising a seminar to present and debate the issues.
The conference is entitled ‘UK Plant Biosecurity – Preparing for the threats of tomorrow’ and will be held at Fera headquarters near York.
Northern Area Meeting 2013
Friday 31st May 2013
Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, Selby, Yorks YO8 3TZ
Poplar Nurseries, Dunswell Lane, Cottingham, HU16 4 JT
This meeting has been arranged for local IPPS members and those who may wish travel and take a short break in York and the surrounding county to visit the Dales and the Moors.
Our morning visit will be to the Stockbridge Technology Centre and the afternoon visit is to Coletta and Tyson at Poplar Nurseries
South West Area Meeting 2013
Friday 7th June 2013
Whetman Pinks, Houndspool, Ashcombe, Dawlish, EX7 0QP
Plant World, St Marychurch Rd, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SE
This year we will have arranged two, very interesting visits starting with Whetman Pinks - the UK’s leading breeder and propagator of award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus - in the morning and then going on to Plant World Gardens in Newton Abbot which were designed, built and planted in 1986 as the first ever “Map of the World Gardens” and contain many rare and unusual plants from all over the world.