It is still a great time to visit the Garden many herbaceous plants are still in flower against a background of autumn colours.
The Ventnor Botanic Garden is hosting this special event for Members of the Friends and Annual Pass Holders.
The event will begin at 6 pm in the Plantation Room Café with mulled wine, mulled ale and nibbles and time to browse the Shop. At 6:30 guests will be a welcomed by Chris Kidd who will make a presentation on the Garden followed by time to shop until 8 pm.
There is a discount of 10% Members of the Friends’ or 20% for those who are Annual Pass Holders.
Guy has painted a series of oil paintings on canvas and primed paper over the summer that describe and respond to his walks and drawings around the many paths and views across the vistas of the Garden. The Garden for him has an elegiac and anarchic quality that is unique in British garden layouts and design and through the paintings he has sought to share and celebrate this.
Carol Ann has continued to develop her textile art using indigo and rust dyeing whilst simultaneously responding to the many varieties of eucalyptus in the Gardens and more recently using Autumnal flora developing Eco prints on wool, silk, linen and cotton.
Guy’s paintings will be on display in the Gallery adjacent to the Reception, shop and car park. Carol Ann’s textiles will be on display in the Gallery and Studio, entry to which is by the right-hand doors of the Tropical House.
Entrance to the Exhibition in the Gallery and Studio is free, charges apply to the Garden. Visitors, please obtain passes/tickets from Reception on arrival. Parking free.
George Greiff of the British Bryological Society gives an introduction to the diversity of freshwater algae, bryophytes and lichens found on the Isle of Wight.
Dillie Keane, award winning songwriter, singer and actress, and an integral part of ‘Fascinating Aida’, is coming to the Garden on Saturday 7th October to entertain and amuse us. This is more than generous of her and the aim is to boost the Education Funds for our Horticultural Apprentices, of which we now have two.
We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most entertaining and amusing evening.
The programme is as follows:
6.30 pm: Drinks Reception with canapes
7.30: Two course supper in edulis restaurant
9.30: Dillie will entertain, accompanied by her accomplished pianist, Michael Roulston.
Tickets are £60.00 a head which includes drinks reception and wine with dinner. There will be a note draw.
You can watch a trailer for the new Fascinating Aïda DVD, BACK IN THE SADDLE! here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfbJfzucHLo
For further information and to book tickets please contact Caroline Peel, 01983 872375 or firstname.lastname@example.org