There was a record number of members and guests who visited the El Carmen Estate, Brazil, owned by Mrs Wendy Lee Yuen on Sunday 15th April. A variety of healthy plants was for sale, and, with the emphasis on many types of beautiful bromeliads, it was a buyer's paradise.
After a very rainy start to the day the weather cleared just in time for the afternoon meeting at Philip and Rebecca Tompsett's home and garden in Santa Cruz. Set on a sprawling 3 acres of lush land with a majestic Samaan tree, garden club members and their guests enjoyed the scenery and the good company. Philip has a large and varied collection of potted plants and was very willing and able to answer numerous queries. Sincere thanks Philip and Rebecca for being such gracious hosts. Click here to see more pics of the Tompsett's garden
Members and their guests had the pleasure of visiting Nigel & Monique's new home and garden on January 13th 2018. What a spectacular sight! The home is located in the heights of Moka, so he has landscaped the sloping area with an abundance of foliage and flowers. Steps lead the way down to an enchanting garden area complete with pond and surrounded with lush trees and plants. Nigel himself created and landscaped this little wonderland.
Pamela Bourne’s garden is on a slope with a lovely view and some well grown and unusual plants. Everyone envied her ‘bird of paradise’ plant, with its 5 flowers.
Jennifer Avey gave an interesting talk about growing and breeding anthuriums for the flower trade (new varieties taking up to 7 - 8 years from start to finish to produce possible viable plants!) and members had many questions for her on growing them successfully in their gardens.
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