Celebrating the first 10 Years of IGC in 2017.
The cake theme for the celebratory tea was gardens and flowers etc. This is just a small selection.
Our host were James and Helen Gray at Auriac de Bourzac. And our judges look slightly wind tousled during judging!
Heather Hicken also kept us fascinated in 2013 when she talked about her rare breed hens, the special hen boxes that took a crane to be delivered and the sorrow of chicken theft. Unforgettable tales.
Michael gave us a beautifully illustrated talk with many photographs taken during the years he grew them. On moving to France many came with him requiring specially raised beds and great care.
Do you recognise these gardens and remember the year we visited?
The beautiful gardens of the Manoir were visited by 36 IGC members in September 2015. Click to revisit the site.
Xeriscape planting or Dry Gardening has become an even more important way for us to cope with hot, dry French summers. Whose talk in February 2015 introduced us to this garden?
Erica has given us many talks over the years .
Two ladies discussing the author of 'Gigi' in gardens dedicated to her memory?
Answer : Gardens for Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette a French author and woman of letters. She was nominated for the Nobel Literature prize in 1948.
Remember the special plants in this garden? And the kind couple who invited us to see them?
Answer : This beautiful and unusual garden was being rebuilt after a fire destroyed the Mitchell's home.
The gardens were OPEN! A glorious spring day in what year and where?
Answer : Open Gardens/Jardins Ouverts scheme we visited four beautiful gardens in July 2016
Lunch for members at Chez Moran
Le Bourg, 24320 Saint-Martial-Viveyrol, France
+33 6 85 30 70 55
The history of the rose through time... and celebrated in art, music and writing.
A fully illustrated talk by Jacquie Strasser
Convivial lunch for a winter's day at Auberge de la Double
Erica Lainé talking about her journey from a Hong Kong balcony garden to a large, untouched one in France.
Our Annual General Meeting plus Gardeners' Question Time with a panel of experts.
A Talk by Lucy Sheppard.
The good, the bad, the ugly - unravelling a conundrum for plants: Lucy will address these issues through the experiments she ran on a Scottish peat bog
'PLANTS THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES' the myths, insights and unusual facts discovered by biologists to historians in the last few years.
A colourfully illustrated talk by Jacquie Strasser.
IGC SUMMER GARDEN PARTY
Flowers, late afternoon aperos, petanque and BBQ
See Photo Gallery below
SUMMER HOLIDAY BREAK
Deck chairs, high heat and families.
Prize winning produce. Despite difficult growing conditions this year, great successes
See Home Page Photo Gallery
Talk by Ian Warden on VARIEGATED LEAFED PLANTS
A very special talk that covered plants of exceptional beauty and many that would survive our hot dry summers. Ian kindly donated plants to help us get started.
Talk by Gill Howl THE STORY OF SPICE
The history, the plants themselves and how they have been used. A lovely talk with numerous illustrations to show some of the lesser known spices too.
IGC Christmas event
Every year we celebrate the end of our growing season with mulled wine, good food and happy reunions.