This Friday: Talk by Local Horticulturist

BGs Horticulture Talk

Wolfgang Bopp is the Director of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, and a resident of Beech village.

On Friday, 4th March, at 7.30pm, he will be speaking in Beech Village Hall, on “My Life in Horticulture”.

Born in Germany, Wolfgang originally studied horticulture there, and after some six years working there, he came to England for internships, both at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, and at Kew. Further studying in this country, taught him more about botanic garden collections management.

Positions at the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (assisting in the publishing of the World List of Threatened Trees) and Ness Botanical Garden (near Liverpool) followed. Wolfgang then worked as Curator  of the national Botanic Garden of Wales, until he moved to become, initially, Curator, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in 2004.

This is, of course, only the bare bones of a Life in Horticulture – come along and hear more!

And something Wolfgang may not tell you is that, in addition to all this horticultural prowess, his entry into the “man-made cake class” at the Beech Village Show in 2014 won him overall “Best in Show” for his amazing and delicious Prince Regent cake!

Do contact Sarah – 543194 – or  Helen – 82323 – for tickets – £5.

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