Great Dixter


Winter Lecture Series 2017-18 

4th October 2017            Dr Jim Endersby, University of Sussex Historian.

                                                “Sir Joseph Hooker; putting plants in their place”.

                                                  Please note: this lecture is on a Wednesday evening – other

                                                  lectures in the series will take place on Tuesday evenings.

17th October 2017           Ray Stephenson.

                                                 “Cacti – Myths and Facts and Succulent Families”.

7th November 2017        Robert Ross, War Graves Commission

                                                  “A Century of Horticulture and  Remembrance”.

21st November 2017       Greg Kenicer, RBGE.

                                                  Medicine to Magic.

5th December 2017         Prof. Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield,

                                                  Professor of Planting Design, Urban Horticulture &

                                                  Vegetation Technology. (Olympic Park Designer).

                                                  “From Rain Gardens to Roof Gardens.

19th December 2017       Cancelled

16th January 2018           George Anderson MBE, SHM, Hon. President RCHS.

                                                   “Travels to a Chocolate Heaven”.

6th February 2018          Dr Crispin Hayes.

                                                  “Creating a National Orchard Inventory for Scotland”.

20th February 2018        Dr Murray Cook, Stirling.

                                                   “Rediscovering lost landscape in Stirling: Garden &


6th March 2018                AGM & Awards Ceremony.

20th March 2018             Dr Stan da Prato.

                                                “Almost Full Circle: Stan’s erratic journey through the

                                                    world of plants”.


Edinburgh Lectures – Meetings start at 7.30pm at Lecture Theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR


All special lectures and lectures outwith Edinburgh are listed separately from the Edinburgh lecture  programme.  In addition to being listed on this page all lectures are promoted via the Caley Facebook page.