ESA: Geophytes or Bulbs of the Mediterranean
From: 20.04.2016 To: 20.04.2016
John Fielding is a professional horticulturist who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In the scope of his work he is a photographer, author, lecturer, garden designer and plant breeder and grows a wide range of plants including many bulbous from the Mediterranean and particularly Crete. With Nick Turland and Brian Mathew he produced the book Flowers of Crete published by RBG Kew. He is also a committee member of the Royal Horticultural Society involved in judging shows and plant trials.
Following on the great success of last year’s talk, John will share his enthusiasm and expertise about bulbs of the region, or in botanical terminology, geophytes.
A geophyte is a plant that has a dormant season where the top growth dies back to soil
level. They are typical of a Mediterranean climate as found on Crete. It is a term most often used for plants that have storage organs including bulbs, corms and tubers.
John will introduce a range of plants worth trying in our gardens – including some native species of Crete.
COST: An entry donation of €8 for MGS members and €10 for non-members towards venue and speaker expenses.
FOOD: The lecture will be followed by an optional Traditional Cretan buffet meal in the lovely ambience of this unique setting. Approximate cost 12 euros per person to include half a litre of wine between two.
A range of vegetarian choices will be available.
For further details and/or to book your place please email Valerie Whittington, MGS Crete Branch Head at firstname.lastname@example.org,
BY 12th April stating whether you would like to book the meal.
This will be a popular event so book your place soon!.