November 21, 2017

GFT Gardening Club 7.30pm Thursday April 6th : Behind the scenes at Chelsea

On Thursday the 6th April at 7.30 PM Roger Burnett, Chair of the UK Judging Panel for Britain in Bloom and a well known local speaker, will be giving a presentation titled “Behind the Scenes at Chelsea

You’ll all have seen this fabulous show on TV or, indeed been lucky enough to visit it. This is the opportunity to learn more about how such a wonderful array of gardens and displays all comes together.

Roger began his horticultural career as an apprentice in the nurseries at Scarborough before attending  Askham Bryan College.  He’s since held various posts with the Authority, including heading up the Parks Service for almost 20 years, and now has over 40 years’ experience in civic horticulture.

Currently he’s Community Environment Officer for Scarborough Council, where he’s a great advocate of community involvement and has a keen interest in using community horticulture to regenerate disadvantaged areas through empowering local people.

Roger is a member of the Yorkshire in Bloom Executive, has been a Britain in Bloom judge since 2003 and is currently Chair of the UK Judging Panel, responsible for moderation of all the judging teams.

He is a well known and much enjoyed speaker at local gardening clubs” A friend of mine, who’s heard Roger give this Talk, says it’s of real interest to all gardeners and entertaining.

We very much look forward to a good turnout and an enjoyable evening. If you have some friends who you think would enjoy it please bring them along too.

Best wishes

John

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