A Talk by Caroline Foley

June 28, 2018 @ 10:15 – 12:00
The Chelsea Physic Garden
Curators House
66 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea
London SW3 4HS
Mrs Timothy Cobb

NSPCC Chelsea & Kensington Branch

Caroline Foley, author and editor of Toparius, Journal of the European Topiary and Boxwood Society (EBTS) has generously agreed to give us a talk in aid of the NSPCC, on the use of topiary in the past and now. Her sumptuous book, Topiary, Knots and Parterres is newly published and has won first prize in the European Garden Book awards.  Part of Caroline’s mission is to encourage those of us with less than stately gardens, to consider using topiary.

‘My aim is to knock it off its perch as the grandee of garden techniques and to explode any false mystique surrounding it as an exclusive type of gardening. Topiary is a medium that deserves to be in every gardener’s box of tricks, and the techniques should be at the disposal of every horticultural student. “

Coffee 10.15am lecture starts 11.15am.

This is also a great chance to wander round the unique and historic garden.

If you would like to stay for lunch (delicious!), at this busy time of year the Tangerine Dream Café asks you to book a table at least 10 days ahead. ie by 18 th June – Tel. 020 7352 5646 and mention the NSPCC event.