‘Shady Characters’ by Colin Crosbie

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January 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
St. Bride's Hall
38 Derryvolgie Avenue
Free to IGPS members - by invitation of Alpine Garden Society
Barbara Kelso
‘Shady Characters’ by Colin Crosbie, former curator of RHS Garden Wisley.
Saturday 21st January  2.30pm – 4pm
Afternoon lecture by invitation of the Alpine Garden Society (Ulster Group)
St. Bride’s Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP
Admission: IGPS Members Free.   Refreshments Provided
Colin Crosbie trained at the West of Scotland Agricultural College, Auchincruive.  Once qualified, Colin relocated to the south to work in the Savill and Valley Gardens in Windsor Great Park, where he was promoted to Head Gardener at Royal Lodge, the private residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
He moved on from Savill Gardens in 1998 when he was appointed Superintendent of the Woody Ornamental Department at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley; a post which later included managing the Alpine Plant Department.  His career moved to the next level in 2008 when he became Garden Manager for Garden Support Services and the Coordinator for the Wisley School of Practical Horticulture, a position which he thoroughly enjoyed for two years before attaining his dream job as Curator of RHS Garden Wisley in October 2010.
Colin has an interest in a wide range of plant groups, but lists trees, shrubs and choice woodland plants as his particular favourites and those with which he can indulge passion in his own garden.
Join Colin as he shares with you some of his favourite ‘Shady Character’ plants, in his informative and wonderfully illustrated talk.