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“The Challenge of growing European Alpine Plants”

With Jim Jermyn

Talk proudly hosted by South Canterbury Iris Group

                                                                   Saturday 11th November 2023

Caroline Bay Community Lounge


To be held in conjunction with our Iris Display

Hall opens for viewing 12.30 pm

  Sales Table and Raffles

        Talk commences 1.30 pm

          Afternoon tea to follow

                                       Entry $5

                                               For catering purposes

                                               Numbers attending required by 5th November

                                         To Lynda Crossen

                                          Phone 03 686 4813/027 6000 107

                                                      Or email

Jim has had a long career in the horticultural industry and as well as being a world-renowned Alpine expert he has also operated a successful nursery, specialising in Alpine and Woodland plants as well as exhibiting at the very highest level.

After obtaining his horticultural qualifications in 1973, Jim Jermyn held a variety of posts in Germany, Italy, and the U.K. and was for twenty years the proprietor of Scotland’s distinguished Edrom Nurseries, which was established in 1930. He has led many botanical tours to the Dolomites and was the horticultural consultant and Show Manager for Gardening Scotland, and the Ayr Flower Show.

In January 2017 he took up the post of Property Manager/Head Gardener for the National Trust for Scotland’s Branklyn Garden in Perth.  The garden was established to feature unusual flowers from all over the world with a particular focus on Rhododendrons and Himalayan plants. The Garden enjoyed its Centenary in 2022 and received accolades from Robin Lane Fox in an article which featured in the FT Weekend, 25/26 June 2022.

He is a frequent lecturer on gardening topics in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A., and Canada. He has written a number of books related to plants and gardens:

Jim has recently retired and now works as a volunteer gardener at the Edinburgh botanic gardens.


Jim & Alison have come to New Zealand as part of the

Steve Newall Memorial Speaker Tour