Gardening Club

Members of the Holywell-cum-Needingworth Gardening Club met on June 13 for a talk about Gardens in the Cambridge Colleges by Trevor Wilson. Mr Wilson said he started work in a nursery supplying plants for the William Strikes shops in the north of Englan

Members of the Holywell-cum-Needingworth Gardening Club met on June 13 for a talk about 'Gardens in the Cambridge Colleges' by Trevor Wilson.

Mr Wilson said he started work in a nursery supplying plants for the William Strikes shops in the north of England. He then became a student at Cambridge Botanic Gardens, working with Bob Younger and John Gilmoor. He spent two years at the RHS Garden at Wisley before returning to Cambridge to become head gardener at Peterhouse in 1958. This had 12 acres of garden. He developed a system for producing the annual show of ivy-leafed Geraniums. After 10 years he become the gardener at St Catherine's College for 23 years until he retired.

At 73, he has reduced his workload to five allotments. During his slide show of features in a number of the gardens he gave tips on training plants and propagation.

A change of speaker in September will be garden designer Silvia Newman.

There are no formal meetings planned for July as the club is preparing for the Village Annual Show, on August 5.

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