Cheshire Gardeners Network

The aim of the Cheshire Gardener Network will be to enable cost-effective networking amongst Cheshire-based gardeners, promoting the sharing of skills, knowledge and experience.

Initially, Network membership will focus on the vice-county of Cheshire, to include gardens within the administrative district of Wirral Borough Council. Attendance at the inaugural meeting in September 2020 will be open to one representative per garden.

The Cheshire Gardener Network will be an independent group able to link to PlantNetwork and other garden associations.

The inaugural meeting will be coordinated by Barry Grain (Head Gardener, Cholmondeley Castle), Nick Lightfoot (Garden & Collections Manager, Ness Botanic Gardens) and Rebecca Slack (PlantNetwork Coordinator).

Cheshire Gardener Network Inaugural Meeting

Meeting: September 2020 – tbc

Hulme Room, Ness Gardens


10–10.15 am Tea & coffee on arrival  
10.15am Welcome to Ness Botanic Gardens Nick Lightfoot
10.20am Cheshire Gardener Network Proposal Rebecca Slack
10.30am Cheshire Gardens Barry Grain
10.45am Discussion of Future Programme All
11.15am Tour of Ness Botanic Gardens Ness staff
12.30pm Lunch  

Complimentary refreshments will be provided on arrival. Please bring a packed lunch, or, alternatively, attendees can purchase lunch in the café.

Free entry to the gardens after lunch is included.