Freshford & District Horticultural Society
Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 7.30pm
Freshford Village Memorial Hall
Owner Chris Ireland-Jones and his family started Avon Bulbs in 1990, in a middlingly derelict 7-acre former dairy farm in South Petherton. The nursery is an exclusively mail order business which makes its annual income between early September and mid November. Chelsea is the lodestone for the whole of the nursery’s year. They have three chilling sheds with which they time the bulbs to flower in that last week of May.
Chris will return to give us an eclectic selection of some well known but ‘interesting’ bulbs as well as some he thinks should be better known. From Nerines to Tulips, he will talk about where they come from, who discovered them and why they might be desirable.
Members free Visitors £3.00