DGT Member April Marjoram will reveal the life of this horticulturist and nurseryman who was considered a leading light in his field, both locally and nationally. He was a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society and a member of its Floral Committee. He was also a Fellow of the National Chrysanthemum Society and served on its committee. He had an outstanding reputation based on his skill in raising and growing new cultivars of chrysanthemums, pelargoniums, oriental poppies and Canterbury bells. His nursery produced a diverse range of plants which catered to the needs of gardeners up to WW1, not just locally but nationally and internationally. Additionally he played a prominent part in the civic life of Exmouth and his campaign for the establishment of allotments in the town left the inhabitants a valuable legacy.
This promises to be an illuminating talk about Godfrey as April has new material in addition to some of the highlights from her book. Copies of W.J.. Godfrey (12858-1927) Exmouth Horticulturist, published by the DGT, will be available to purchase at the event, price £6.99.
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served.
This lecture was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020.