A good number of the Zoom talks are open to anyone to attend no charge, guests are very welcome. However if you would like to make a donation towards supporting the costs of the talks, that would be very much appreciated and will enable us to continue running these events.  Affiliated clubs and any individuals making donations will get access to ALL talks, all benefits, recordings and discounts such as the Suttons 50% discount.  So any individual wanting to take advantage of these, please send us an email (club@tendershoots.com) and we’ll send you our bank details to make your donation. Each affiliated club has its own Breakout Room where members can meet up to chat before and after the talk.

Zoom login details:

(There is only one Zoom code which applies for all meetings)


Meeting ID: 404 301 4750

Passcode: bonsai

2022 talks

Breakout rooms open at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start for all meetings unless stated otherwise. Click on the talk title when highlighted to download a plant list (if available) or further information. Where the date is highlighted as a link, the talk is available to watch on our You Tube channel and the link will take you direct to that particular talk. However, most recordings are restricted to just our members & affilated clubs via our private password restricted ‘Private Members Login’ page.

Jan 12th Wed – Richard Barnes – My 50 Favourites

Jan 25th Tue Andrew and Amy Skea from Potato House – all about potatoes and varieties

Feb 9th Wed – Jeff Bates – Water Gardens and Water Features

Mar 23rd Wed – Margaret Easter – Using herbs over the centuries. Download the plant list

April 13th Wed – Richard Harvey – Cornish Seascape Gardens


. summer break


Oct 17th Mon – Francesca Page-Smith – Eythrope Walled Garden

Oct TBC – Peter Moore (National Collection Holder) – ‘Plant Breeding’

Nov 9th Wed – Nancy Stevens – “Shrubs Are Boring”  Really?……Are You Quite Sure?

Nov TBC –

Nov TBC – George Hargreaves – Notable Botanic Gardens of the UK

Dec TBC –

Dec TBC – Christmas Quiz with prizes

TBC 2023 – Chris Blackburn from Concept Research – Sonic Pest Repellers

More dates TBC.  Please email us to join our mail list to be kept informed of talks.  tsgcn@outlook.com

 2021 talks

Jan 14th Thu – Darren Rudge – Gardening on a Budget “Tea Bags, Bras & Tights

Jan 20th Wed – Simon Gulliver from the National Trust – The Secret Life of Trees

Feb 3rd Wed – Jim Almond – Snowdrops & Winter Spring Bulbs

Feb 10th Wed – Ingrid Millington, Hillview Hardy Plant – Auriculas & Primulas

Feb 15th Mon – 2.30pm – Nigel Hopes, Head Gardener Ashwood Nurseries – A year in Johns Garden

Feb 17th Wed – Jo Bird –  The Story Behind David Austin Roses

Feb 22nd Mon – John Chambers Wildflowers – Establishing & maintaining a wildflower area

Mar 1st Mon – Katherine Crouch – New tricks for old gardeners

Mar 3rd  Wed – Kevin Reynolds – Love & War, How we created our garden birds

Mar 10th Wed – Marcus Chilton-Jones – The Making of RHS Bridgewater

Mar 11th Thu – Dr. Andrew Ward, Norwell Nurseries – Brilliant Borages

April 6th Tue – Howard Drury – Succulent Gardens

April 8th Thur – Sue Bosson – Millenium seed bank project

April 12th Mon – Nick Hamilton – Drought tolerant plants

Apr 13th Tue – Kathryn Robey – The Dorothy Clive Garden Seasonal Changes

Apr 27th Tue – Philip Aubury – Successful Fruit Growing

May 7th Fri – Jeff Bates – The Plant Hunters

May 11th Tue – Victoria Logue – Extending the season in your garden

May 13th Thur – Margaret George – The History of Herbs

May 19th Wed – Keith Forster – National Arboretum Alrewas

May 26th Wed – Adrian James – “Gardens of Paradise

Aug 11th Wed – Philip Aubury – Growing for Showing

Aug 17th Tue – Dr Ian Bedford – Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Control or Conserve?

Sep 1st Wed  – Peter Moore – Buddleja

Sep 8th Wed – John Baker – Heavenly Hostas

Sep 16th Thur – John & Gail West Shores Nursery – Grasses

Sep 22nd Wed – Glenn Duggan – The Fantastic Flora of Australia

Oct 13th Wed – Vic Aspland – A brighter side of winter

Oct 20th Wed – Hilary Hutson – Sheffield Botanic Gardens

Nov 11th Thur – Doug Stewart – Winter Thrillers

Dec 8th Wed – Christmas quiz – Gardening themed fun

Dec 21st Tue – Alan Edmondson – The Shade Garden