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From Wild Wood to Garden Trellis

Sunday 10 December 2017 14:30 - Sunday 10 December 2017 16:00

Discover more about probably the commonest lowland evergreen in the UK (holly, yew and mistletoe being the others), Ivy is very significant in our folklore, shelter and food for wildlife and is used in a variety of horticultural situations.

To coincide with this year's publication of the RHS monograph on ivies the authors and editor are hosting this lecture. Hedrea, the complete Guide, launched at this year's Chelsea flower show, is the third significant work to come out of scientific research carried out at Ness Botanic Gardens.

With their great shade and drought tolerance, the twelve ivy species offer a very wide breadth of variety for a range of horticultural situations; from bonsai, house plants, window boxes, trellises to major ground cover schemes in urban environments.

About the speakers:

Hugh McAllister studied botany in Glasgow where he completed a PhD. He was Deputy Director of Ness Botanic Gardens and a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool until retirement. In 2012 he was awarded a Veitch Memorial Medal by the RHS.

Rosalyn Marshall studied biology at the University of Sheffield. She is now Monographer (Intern) at the RHS.

James Armitage is editor of the monograph, and did his early training at Ness. He is now Principal Scientist for Horticultural Taxonomy at the RHS.



Who is it suitable for?


What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up on the day


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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens



Venue Details

Lecture theatre