The first meeting of the Autumn kicked off with a fascinating talk by Troy Scott-Smith from Bodnant Garden in Wales. He took us through the various restoration projects at Bodnant, which have cost millions to carry out, including moving 3,000 tonnes of silt from one of the lakes. The works will ensure the future of the gardens for the next hundred years or so. He also brought some plants to sell which proved popular. Photos of the meeting are shown below.
The next members meeting is on 3rd Nov and is the AGM and Members Afternoon. Guests are always welcome on the door. The AGM includes:
- A quiz organised by Anne Godfrey
- A short presentation on this new website by Bill Hodgson
To keep up with the times, the Herts HPS Group now has a Twitter account, linked to this website. I believe we are the first and only HPS group (including National HPS) to have a Twitter account, a world first no less.
By having a Twitter account, a wider audience of readers might find and visit our website. Each time a news item is published on our website, a corresponding ‘tweet’ is also automatically posted, with the title of the news item and a link back to this website. Should Twitter users be searching for gardening information, or have chosen to ‘follow’ our Twitter account, they will see our tweet and know to visit our site.
To see the account, click here: https://twitter.com/HertsHPS, you can see see who the account follows and the profile information.
Our Twitter account follows a variety of other garden related Twitter accounts including the Herts NGS Twitter account (https://twitter.com/HertfordshirNGS) run by our committee member Edwina Robarts. By following other Twitter accounts, I hope that they in return might follow our Twitter account, and bring readers to the website, who might be potential members.
For new readers to our site, check out the programme of events, come along as a guest to our meetings or sign up to be a member of the Herts HPS using the Join Us page. The Spring 2012 newsletter is available to non-members (click here: Spring 2012), the latest Autumn 2012 newsletter (redesigned and with some lovely colour photos) is available to members as a PDF download or can be read on the site.