Howard Wills: The Wonderful World of Flowers

Date: 7:30pm-9:30pm, Jan 9, 2019

The colours, shapes, patterns and scents of flowers are a wonder to us all, but a basic understanding of their biological functions can add greatly to their interest. In this talk Howard will show photographs of a wide range of different flowers to illustrate their structure, function, and evolutionary relationships.

Howard is a life-long gardening enthusiast (plantaholic!) with many years of experience of growing a wide range of plants. He runs Fernwood Nursey in Torrington, Devon, UK specialising in Sempervivums (Houseleeks) and related plants.

At Fernwood, he holds N.C.C.P.G. (Plant Heritage) National Collections® of Sempervivum and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks) and until 2011, a National Collection of Phormium species and cultivars (New Zealand Flax).

He has exhibited at all the major Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows and his exhibits have been awarded RHS Gold Medals at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Gardener’s World Live, Tatton Park, Malvern and RHS Wisley Flower Shows.