Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan – if you recognize these names you are likely a gardener.
Instead of travelling to Britain to explore these internationally famous gardens, enjoy them at the Quadra Island Garden Club through Des Kennedy’s humourous artist’s eye.
On Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the community centre (970 West Road), Kennedy will take you through some of Britain’s greatest gardens, both private and public, including many estates of the National Trust. Always joyful and fresh with his presentations, Des Kennedy has been a guest speaker on Quadra several times, and he is sure to take you again, on an exciting journey with his stories.
His books, including the latest, The Way of a Gardener (a memoir) will be autographed and available for purchase Monday evening. An accomplished novelist and satirist, as well as a celebrated gardening writer and speaker, Kennedy has been three times nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour. He has also been active for many years in environmental and social justice issues, including co-organizing the civil disobedience campaign in Strathcona Park in 1988 and getting arrested at Clayoquot Sound in 1993.
If you need a laugh and something to warm you up during our winter weather, be sure to attend this talk. Bring a friend – even if they are not of the gardening kind. Cost is $10 at the door.