There was a full house for the talk by Bob Brown in Antrim Old Courthouse on 21st March. Called My 30 Best Plants, Bob described plants from Anisodontea ‘El Royo’ through Helleborus ‘Anna’s Red’ to Yucca rostrata in his usual entertaining and forthright manner. Membership Secretary Nichola Monk was kept busy with two new members joining on the night and another five due via PayPal. Members and visitors enjoyed a bumper raffle with some excellent prizes including a Veratrum nigrum donated by Bob and a fabulous arrangement of home-grown spring flowers from our talented member Cherry Townsend of Kilcoan Gardens.

Text and photographs from Maeve Bell.