Book signing at Dunster National Park Centre
Keen gardeners will have a chance to meet world renowned plantswoman Joan Loraine of Greencombe Gardens, Porlock, at the National Park Centre in Dunster on Wednesday 19 September.
Joan will be signing copies of her latest book ‘Hunting the Dog’s Tooth – Erythniums in the garden and in the wild’ at the Centre from 11am to 4pm as well as taking the time to talk to people and share her experience and knowledge. Joan has been gardening at Greencombe Gardens for over 45 years, during which time she has established four National Plant Collections within the garden: Erythronium trout lilies, fawn lilies, dog’s tooth violets; Gaultheria ‘bears ‘n’ elks’ blueberries; Polystichum shield ferns, thumbs-up-ferns; Vaccinium whortleberries worldwide.
In the Daily Telegraph recently Stephen Lacey mentioned Joan Loraine as being one of the Top 20 British Garden Makers and described Greencombe Garden as one of the most enchanting he has ever visited.
The National Park Centre next Wednesday will also have displays showing Greencombe, its plants and a selection of produce. Ian Piper from the Centre says: “We are fortunate to have someone with Joan’s gardening expertise coming to the Centre to sign her book and we look forward to welcoming gardeners and non-gardeners alike who would like to meet her.”
Published: 12 September 2012
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