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Leading gardening writer (Daily Telegraph), author, and photographer  

'First-rate perennial plants' was the subject of the Val Bourne Celebrity Lecture to the Hardy Plant Society NW Group on 25 February 2013 at Birkacre Garden Centre. A gardening guru, who has written several books, herself a natural gardener, as well as being the Daily Telegraph gardening correspondent, Val described over 40 perennial plants collected and/or grown by dedicated gardeners. An audience of over 100 enthusiastic ‘plantaholics’ listened avidly to her recommendations and the interesting history behind many discoveries of plants now available to today’s gardeners.

The Hardy Plant Society meets on the third Monday of the month (September - May) at Samlesbury Memorial Hall, with garden visits during the summer months.

Contact: Audrey Dawson 01254 853263



Current members of the North West Committee with Val Bourne (centre) at Birkacre Garden Centre