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Carrickfergus Garden Society to welcome BBC expert

Carrickfergus Garden Society will get its news season underway in style with the visit of a well-known horticulturist as guest speaker.

The society, which celebrates its’ 60th anniversary this year, will welcome Reg Maxwell on Thursday, October 8.

Mr Maxwell, who has over 50 years of horticultural experience and has exhibited and won at Chelsea Flower Show, will give a talk and demonstration on ‘Growing Fruit and Flowers in a Small Space’.
A retired area manager for Belfast Parks, he is a regular contributor to garden magazines and is a familiar voice on the BBC Gardeners’ Corner radio show.

The meeting will be held at Saint Colman’s Hall, Larne Road. Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start.

Meanwhile, the garden society is on the look out for new members and is particularly keen to hear from younger members of the community who would like to cultivate an interest in the subject which encompasses everything from a pot on the kitchen window to fully mature landscapes.

Secretary Bernie McCreanor said: “Carrickfergus Garden Society welcomes everyone who has an interest in gardening, including complete beginners.

“Join the society to meet up with old friends, or to make new ones who share your love of plants. Members learn from each other and enjoy talks and demonstrations from guest speakers.”

Meetings take place monthly on a Thursday evening with speakers covering a diverse range of topics.

Membership of the society is £7.00 (payable annually).

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