Horticulture Talk: Cyclamen in the Wild and in Cultivation

Join Martyn Denney from the Cyclamen Society for an in-depth talk about the cultivation of this diverse plant.

The talk

An appreciation of where cyclamen grow in nature is the key to understanding them, and how to grow them, and this talk will provide an insight into various species of cyclamen and their different forms; both on the show bench and in the garden.

Martyn will cover many interesting and attractive cultivars, finishing the talk with a discussion about composts and other aspects of cultivation.

BBG proudly hold a National Cyclamen Collection. There are many varieties of cyclamen with a diverse range of leaf and flower combinations.

About our speaker

Martyn Denney has been growing cyclamen and studying them in the wild for over 40 years. He is Secretary of the Cyclamen Society, the Editor of its Journal, and the author of the Society’s booklet: ‘Cyclamen: A Concise Guide’. He has led several Cyclamen Society field studies in Europe and the Levant, and has travelled widely in the Eastern Himalaya, central Asia, China, Japan and south-east Asia, initially as an antidote for cyclamen. 

Event Details

Date: Saturday 17th February 2024

Time: 3pm – 4:30pm. (The talk will last approximately 1 hour, 15 mins.)

Tickets: Tickets for this event must be booked in combination with a valid general entry ticket to the Gardens. You can book your general entry tickets here. Please note the Gardens opening times are 10am – 5pm.

Members: Discounts will apply once you have logged in as a member, and will be visible at checkout.

This talk is part of a range of activities that celebrate the Gardens’ National Collection of Cyclamen and a range of other winter flowers and plants. Click here to view upcoming events on our website.

Dates and times

This event finished on 17 February 2024.

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