Dear Members

If you would like to register for the IGPS’s first Zoom lecture please contact Nichola Monk at;

Details of the lecture and notes on Zoom are given below.


Members may wish to avail of the opportunity to sign up for lectures being organised by our sister organisation, Plant Heritage.
Details for those lectures are given further on.

The Greedy Gardener – How to have colour in every season

with Rosemary Maye

Zoom lecture

Thursday January 21st 2021 at 7.30pm

Rosemary Maye is probably better known as her Facebook persona, the Insomniac Gardener. In this talk she will show how she manages to have colour in every season.

Rosemary says:
“Seventeen years ago we were enticed to the countryside to Mullaghdillon House, a romantic old house, with centuries-old trees and borrowed views that include the historic ruins of Slane on the hill opposite but no colour. I love colour and immediately set about planting. Join me on a year’s journey in my garden.”

Using your computer, tablet or smartphone, you should be able to ‘join’ the meeting using the link which will be emailed to those members who have registered their wish to attend.

More details of how to use Zoom are given below.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, then these instructions should explain all you need:

Getting Started with Zoom

Step 1: Download Zoom onto your computer , tablet or or smartphone by visiting this page:  and clicking ‘download’ under ‘Zoom client for meetings’. Do this well ahead of the lecture in case of problems.

Step 2: You should see the ‘Zoom installer’ download onto your computer. Click on this and click ‘open’ (or ‘run’ depending on which system you have).

Step 3: You may see a pop up box which asks whether you want to allow Zoom to make changes to the hard drive on your computer. If so, click ‘yes’.

Step 4: Zoom will now install – you will likely see a progress bar. When it reaches 100% the process is complete. Zoom is now installed and you will be able to access meetings held via Zoom by clicking the link sent to you by the host at the scheduled time. (You do not need to create an account to join Zoom meetings.)

Here’s a tutorial if you’d like more guidance:

Yes! There’s a whole website devoted to helping us oldies use computers!

When you click the link you have received, you will be sent to a Waiting Room, and when we are ready to start the host will admit you and we’ll get underway. I advise you to click on the link a few minutes ahead of the lecture to give you time to sort out any problems before the meeting.

[ Thanks to Jamie Chambers for this page ]

Virtual talks programme Jan 2021

Magnificent Magnolia – by John Anderson 

Thur 14 Jan 6.30pm

Talk by John Anderson, Keeper of Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park where

12 National Plant Collections are held, including the collection of Magnolia

which is a kaleidoscope of colour in the spring. Open to all £4. Book here.

Bamboos – by Helen Chen

Thur 21 Jan 4.30pm. Suffolk Group talk.

Helen Chen has been collecting bamboos for over 20 years. Her talk covers how  bamboos grow, runners, clumpers, growing in containers, and different

species. Plant Heritage members free, non-members £5. Book here.

Beautiful Buddleja – by Peter Moore 

Thur 28 Jan 6.30pm

Talk by Buddleja expert and propagator, Peter Moore, keeper of the National

Plant Collection held at Longstock Gardens in Hampshire. How to attract

butterflies too. Book here.

More talks can be found at

Registering via zoom: a payment of £4 will be requested by credit card via paypal but you don’t need a paypal account to pay  this way. If you scroll down, you also have the option to pay by credit card directly. You will receive email receipts re payment,  and you should receive a separate ‘Confirmation’ email with a link to join the event. Please check you receive this.

Please get in contact if you have any queries – email, or ring 01483 447540. Monies raised go towards supporting bursaries for collection holders.

Plant Heritage Gift Membership

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unusual plants.

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An amazing array of rare and unusual seed

Have a look – grow seed and enjoy!

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