WOWga member Virginia Fassnidge writes:
Starting on 26 September and running until March 2012, the Kew Mutual Improvement Society Lectures are open to the public on Monday evenings in the Jodrell Lecture Theatre (entry via Jodrell Gate on Kew Road). Lectures start at 6pm, priced £2 per meeting or £15 for a season ticket, on the door on a first come, first served basis (no-pre booking). KMIS is run by Kew Diploma Students and Kew staff.
The talks are on a wide variety of topics of horticultural and botanic interest: “Growing Grapes for English Wine”, “The London 2012 Olympic Park” and “Roles and relationships – native flora in UK botanic gardens” are just a few. On 12 December Professor Germaine Greer will be speaking on “Another Anthropogenic Biome? Gardening in Gondwana”, which looks intriguing. See www.kew.org/kmis for further details.
Other talks at Kew:
Sunday 9 October: Winter Gardening for Wildlife: Learn lots of simple ways to make your garden as wildlife-friendly as possible. Four short talks and q&a sessions.
2-4.30pm in the Jodrell Lecture Theatre. £5, booking essential. Contact the Environment Trust for Richmond on 020 8891 5455
Thursday 1 December: James Wong’s Incredible Edibles. Discover how easy it is to grow many exotic and luxury foods in your own garden.
£5, booking essential. Call 020 8332 5000 or download a booking form at www.kew.org