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posted Oct 29, 2016, 10:18 AM by Alison Bromilow   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 10:28 AM ]

44th AGM and reception
Thursday 3d November 2016
7.30 to 9.45pm 
St John's Primary School (old Police Station building)
Lower Redland Road 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Thursday. 

The meeting will start with an opportunity to chat with RCAS members and committee members, including the High Sheriff, RCAS chairman Helen Wilde, and to other invited guests, over drinks and canapés

The business of the AGM will review the years projects and accounts, and showcase good development in the area through our Gold Star awards.

There will then be an opportunity to hear from and question the committee about particular aspects of their work, and to suggest projects for 2017.

Please do come and enjoy the evening; if you have friends and neighbours who are not members of RCAS but whom you think might be interested in finding out more about the Society's activities, please bring them along too!

Open Gardens 2015

posted Feb 17, 2015, 2:42 AM by Alison Bromilow   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 2:42 AM ]

Open Gardens: Redland East Sunday 14th June 

The Open Gardens team are starting to put together the programme for this year. Please consider offering to open your garden for members of RCAS to visit?

Professional standards are not expected, people just like to pick up good ideas from passionate amateurs, and see what plants grow successfully in our area. Even if you think your garden is not good enough, please consider offering this year, it may even give you and the visitors the incentive to try something new, and you can share experiences and ideas with other open gardeners!

How about growing something edible this year to celebrate Bristol as European Green Capital 2015? Cabbages among the roses? Herbs in the rockery? Kerstman Road allotments are going to be part of Open Gardens this year, so you can visit and be inspired by their experiences as well.

Contact Lesley Benson 973 8618 or Kelly Ann Hocking 07866460912 for more information.

Garden Talk 2015

posted Feb 17, 2015, 2:37 AM by Alison Bromilow   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 2:40 AM ]

Incredible Edible Bristol.

Sarah Venn, professional horticulturalist, plantswoman, food activist, writer 
is our speaker for this year's spring garden talk.
Inspired by the global urban edible and food sovereignty movements 
and the Incredible Edible Todmordon story, 
the citizens of Bristol are coming together to grow the UK's first edible city.

In green spaces all over the city, from Community Food Gardens to private front gardens, sees are being sown. Guerilla gardening, edible hanging baskets, grass verge takeovers and seed swaps are happening daily. 

The aim is simple: to provide fresh, health giving food for all - and it's as much about food security and food sovereignty as it is a revolution in kindness.

Come along to find out what you can do!

Can't wait? Look at the website - www.ediblebristol.org.uk

March 17th 2015, 7.30 pm 
Redland Green Bowling Club, Redland Green Road BS6 7HE

Annual General Meeting 2014

posted Oct 30, 2014, 3:54 PM by Alison Bromilow   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 4:01 PM ]

Our 42nd Annual General Meeting is on November 6th from 7.30 to 9.45 pm and is in a new venue: St John's Primary School, Old Police Station, Lower Redland Road.

Green and Gold Star awards will be presented to the architects, builders and owners of selected schemes and there will be opportunity to discuss issues of interest to members as well as to hear the annual report from the Chairman and Treasurer.

Our speaker this year is Nina Skubala, Vice Chair of the Green Capital Partnership; her topic is How Bristol became European Green Capital for 2015. She will also be speaking about what plans have been made for next year and how we can get involved.

Refreshments are provided.

Nominations for the committee are invited. Please contact Helen Wilde 0117 973 9746 or speak to her at the beginning of the meeting. 

RCAS Annual General Meeting

posted Oct 9, 2013, 7:38 AM by juliet johns   [ updated Oct 9, 2013, 7:40 AM ]

7 November 2013 -
7.30pm to 9.45pm -

Colston's Primary School,
Cotham Grove,

The speaker this year is Peter Insole, Archaeological Officer from Bristol City Council City Design Group.

He will be demonstrating the Know Your Place mapping system, which overlays maps from 1750 to 2013, allowing you to trace the development of our area, and to add to the records with your own images and information.
The latest mapping layer to be added is aerial photographs showing bomb damage after WWII.
 read more

Bank Holiday May Fair programme

posted Apr 26, 2013, 3:16 AM by Alison Bromilow

May Fair Programme of Events

Garden Talk Tuesday March 12th 2013

posted Mar 5, 2013, 8:43 AM by Alison Bromilow

50 years in Horticulture: a talk by Mary Payne MBE

7.30 pm Tuesday 12th March 2013
at Redland Parish Hall,
Redland Green Road.


posted Oct 4, 2012, 5:55 AM by juliet johns   [ updated Oct 4, 2012, 5:57 AM ]

7.30pm - 9.45pm   
Thursday  8 November 2012
Colston's Primary School Hall, Cotham Grove
 (car park entrance on Cotham Park North)

40th Annual General Meeting and Winter Event

7.30pm Meeting
  1. Approval of minutes of 2011 AGM (see Decmber 2011 newsletter)
  2. Adoption of Society's Annual Report
  3. Treasurer's Report and adoption of accounts
  4. Election of officers
  5. Election of Committee
  6. Gold and Green Awards
  7. Questions
  8. Any other Business

8.45pm Event
Trees a Growing Concern

An illustrated talk by Clive Stevens
Nobody knows more about trees thanClive.
He is our RCAS Tree Representative and then became the Neighbourhood Partnership 'Tree Champion'.
He is also Chair of the Bristol Tree Forum.
prepare to be educated and inspired!

There will be an informal social gathering with light buffet, wine and soft drinks until 9.45pm

Nominations for the Committee should be given to Helen Wilde
or at the meeting

Open Gardens

posted Mar 5, 2012, 9:12 AM by juliet johns   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 3:38 AM by Alison Bromilow ]

Open Gardens 2017.

Have you any suggestions for gardens that we should visit in the summer of 2017.
We will be looking for gardens in West Redland.

All suggestions and offers are welcome.

Please contact Kelly-Ann 07866 460912 kellyann.hocking@googlemail.com

Spring Garden Talk 2012

posted Mar 5, 2012, 9:07 AM by juliet johns   [ updated Mar 5, 2012, 9:09 AM ]

Unusual and Long Blooming Garden Plants

By Derry Watkins
Monday 12 March at 7.30pm

Redland Parish Hall, Redland Green Road, BS6 7HE

Derry Watkins runs Special Plants Nursery near Bath and is
a passionate gardener and plantswoman. The author of two books and
an enthusiastic collector of new plants, particularly from South Africa,
Derry also teaches at the nursery and lectures extensively.

"Personally ... I cannot get enough of Derry Watkins. Or her plants. Or her seeds. She runs Special Plants Nursery, which sells a fantastic range of both hardy and tender perennials as well as an amazing range of herbaceous and rockery plants.................. ...
James Alexander-Sinclair, The English Garden, July 2011

Derry will bring along a selection of plants and seeds for sale.

This event is FREE to RCAS members, who are encouraged to bring guests
who might like to make a donation or join the society.

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