Flower Pod, part of Reach Learning Disability are very excited to announce that Christine Walkden will be hosting a lecture at NTU in March, in aid of Flower Pod. Christine is well known for her helpful (and sometimes outspoken) guidance on Gardeners’ Question Time, for a wide range of TV programmes (e.g. Christine’s Garden, Gardens from the Air) and for her frequent contributions to The One Show.
When Christine visits friends in the area, she usually finds time to mingle with customers at local garden centres and comments favourably on the quality and variety of plants available.
During her visit last year, however, she found something that made a particularly significant impression. Volunteers, clients and staff at The Flower Pod at Brackenhurst gave her a warm welcome and an insight into the wonders of that magical environment. The website describes the facility as, “A relaxing setting where adults with learning disabilities work with local people to grow and sell flowers. It offers unique learning and recreational activities that help our clients gain important skills needed for independent living.”And Christine feels it certainly does what it says on the tin. It is very much in keeping with the kind of project that she admires and that is close to her heart.
As her way of saying thank you and to raise funds, Christine has offered to present a lecture at Brackenhurst where all proceeds will be donated to the charity. The subject of the lecture is ‘The Life and Times of a Gardener’ and it will take place at 6pm for a 6.30pm start on 14th March. Tickets priced at £10 are available from Reach Southwell, Prebend Passage, Southwell. 01636 819066, email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be a raffle. Offers of prizes can be made to Reach and will be most welcome.
Christine is good at making people laugh as well as sharing her knowledge and a memorable evening is guaranteed. Only 100 places available so early booking is advised.