Talks & Lectures

If members wish to hear a particular speaker please let us know via the contact page and we will see what we can do.

Monday 11 Dec 2017Speaker: Andrew Tolman
Title: Stumperies, ferns and shady friends

Andrew was born in Cirencester and grew up in Cricklade so is Gloucestershire born & Wiltshire bred. A professional gardener, he began his career as a Parks Department trainee spending a spell as a Greenkeeper before returning to gardening on several private estates. In 2013 he turned self-employed and now indulges his passions for pruning, topiary and garden restoration with his private clients.
Monday 19 Mar 2018Speaker: Deborah McCarthy
Title: The History of the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester

A Trust member, Deborah will share her research into this important public space in the heart of Cirencester.
Monday 16 Apr 2018Steve Porter, Head of Landscape & Gardens at Chatsworth
Title: Chatsworth, Past, Present and Future

Steve began his gardening career with the National Trust before moving to Chatsworth ten years ago where he cares for 1,000 acres of garden and park. He manages the in-house gardening team, contractors and major events in the landscape.

Talk Details

  • Doors open 7pm. Start time is 7.15pm.
  • Tickets: £4 (members), £6 (non-members). Includes refreshments.
  • Dedicated parking for around 25 cars.
  • A bigger better room for all.
  • New audio visual equipment improving visibility of the screen and microphones for the speakers.



All talks are held at:

St Luke’s Church Hall
St Luke’s Place
GL53 7HP