April Talk

Gordon Baillie, Head Gardener, gave the Society a talk on the evening of Wednesday 22nd March 2015 providing a fascinating insight into the gardens at Arley Hall.

His talk was illustrated by beautiful colour photographs, showing both the features of the garden and individual plants. His talk covered aspects of the garden in every season, from high Summer to the snows of Winter.

Gordon gave an amusing account of a visit by Chris Beardshaw when he had to be filmed in the pouring rain. He described how the downpour did not deter Chris from explaining the perils of bindweed, while posing with a specimen of the plant in a flowerbed.

He also told us how photographs of the famous herbaceous borders were taken by using scaffolding, in order to take a birds eye view and capture the full impact of the different heights and textures of the flowers.

The talk gave a real flavour of the gardens, which are well worth a visit.