September Meeting and Members' Plant Sale featuring Chris Gardner

Sep 9, 2018 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Speaker begins at 1:30 p.m. Note that Chris will discuss his photograhic techniques for 20 minutes after his main presentation.

Plant Sale begins at 12:30 p.m. and continues after the speaker.

  • Volunteers will be on hand to receive your donation of plants at 12:00.
  • Remember to provide as much detail as you can on the labels and also to price all the plants which you donate.
  • It is really important that you take home your unsold plants at the end of the meeting. The room must be cleared quickly to allow TBG staff to prepare for another event.
  • We will be selling about 150 plants donated by one of our founding members, Joerg Leiss. For many years after retiring as the head propagator at Sheridan's Nursery, Joerg operated a small nursery from his home in Wiarton. Download Joerg's plant list.
  • There will also be some plants donated by Darcie McKelvey's family. Darcie's primary gardening interest was native plants.
  • Virginia Hildebrandt, Arie Vanspronsen and Jeff Mason will each be selling plants which they raised.
  • Download Virginia's list.
  • Download Arie's list.
  • See Mason House Gardens for an overview of their plants
Virginia Hildebrandt's plants Sept 2018 sale.xlsx9.57 KB
Joerg and Franzis Leiss perennials 2018 revised.xlsx11.72 KB
ORG&HPS Plantsale Sept 9 Arie's list.xlsx13.06 KB


Flora of the Silk Road

Chris Gardner
Chris will share with us his beautiful photos of the flora of the Silk Road, the route linking Europe with Asia, that covers 10,000km. His travels range from the Taurus mountains and the deserts of Syria to the ruins of Persepolis and the blue-domed mosques of Samarkand, across the vast steppe to the mountains of the Tibetan Plateau and China. Following his presentation, Chris will talk about the photographic techniques he uses.


Chris Gardner

Christopher Gardne is a plant world all-rounder, naturalist and semi-professional photographer. Originally from Essex, England, he gained a BSc in Horticulture from Reading University, England and spent fifteen years as a professional horticulturist and garden designer. In 1998 he co-authored the bestselling book ‘The Plant Hunters’. However, a lifelong birdwatcher and naturalist his fascination with travel brought him into contact with the wildlife, flora and cultures of many exotic countries and in 1999 he began guiding botanical and wildlife tours. Horticulture has now taken a back seat and he guides and arranges botanical tours throughout Turkey, near and Central Asia, China, Chile, Morocco, Borneo and many other countries, having led over a hundred tours. At the same time his photographic interest and ability has grown immensely leading to the publication with his wife Basak Gardner of ‘The Flowers of the Silk Road’ (May 2014) a collection of 530 species of beautiful flowers from Turkey to China.


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