Jim Jermyn: Growing Alpine Plants in True Character

Date: 7:30pm-10:00pm, May 9, 2018

Jim Jermyn is  the Property Manager/Head Gardener for the National Trust for Scotland Branklyn Garden, Perth. He specialises in Alpine and Woodland plants with an interest in the Genus Meconopsis. For 20 years (from 1978) he was proprietor of Edrom Nurseries, in Berwickshire. Jim lectures widely in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. He has written three books:

• The Himalayan Garden, Growing Plants from the Roof of the World

• Alpine Plants of Europe – A Gardener’s Guide and

• Mountain Flower Walks in the Eastern Alps including the Dolomites

Jim lives in Perth with his wife Alison. He is currently Chairman of the Meconopsis Group, serves as a Trustee on the Merlin Trust and is an honorary member of the RHS Joint Rock Garden Committee. His interests run to growing a wide range of Snowdrops as well as many Himalayan Primula and related species. Now that he has family living in Catalonia he is exploring the Spanish Pyrenees and has recently introduced a new species of primula (P. subpyrenaica) into cultivation. He enjoys fine wine, Real Ale, classical music, cricket and supports Newcastle United F.C!

This is the first of the annual Willy Dickenson Lectures.