Tag Archive for 'horticulture'

Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week begins on 20 April 2013

March 31st, 2013 by Floral Guernsey

Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week returns on Saturday 20 April 2013 with a diverse programme of events running throughout the island until Monday 29 April. The initiative, aimed at all gardeners and budding botanists, features a number of guided walks, open gardens and talks from experts including award-winning landscape designer Cleve West, who will deliver […]

GROW Ltd staff can work in comfort with high-visibility jacket donation

December 7th, 2012 by RBC Wealth Management

A donation of 25 high-visibility jackets to Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW) will ensure the charity’s helpers keep dry and be seen as the winter weather sets in. GROW Ltd was formed in 1984 to provide training in horticulture and a sheltered work environment for people with learning disabilities. The jackets, donated by RBC Wealth […]

Alan Titchmarsh speaks about the importance of horticulture

November 26th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Alan Titchmarsh visited Guernsey recently at the invitation of St Sampson’s High School and Le Murier School to spend time with the students and share his knowledge of horticulture and growing plants. “In the summer of 2012 our students achieved fabulous results so we wanted to celebrate their achievement by getting in a high profile […]

Strawberry Farm to celebrate Guernsey’s horticultural heritage with fruit and plant exhibition

October 3rd, 2012 by Fuller Group

Plans have been submitted to the States of Guernsey Environment Department for the revitalisation of the former Strawberry Farm site in St Saviour. The site owners wish to create a new sustainable tourist attraction adapting the existing buildings to form a new fruit and plant exhibition complimented by landscaped grounds and hospitality facilities. The new […]

RHS publishes lists of pollinator-friendly wildflowers and plants

July 4th, 2012 by Royal Horticultural Society

Bees and other pollinating insects will benefit from a new guide produced by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Following last year’s very popular list of pollinator-friendly cultivated plants the charity is launching a follow-up list covering wild flowers useful as nectar and/or pollen sources for insects. Many of these native plants can be used in […]