Leading gardening expert 
to give talk in aid of charity

Jim Buttress, who will talk at a garden centre in Crowborough this month
Jim Buttress, who will talk at a garden centre in Crowborough this month

Experienced horticulturalist Jim Buttress will talk about his 65 years in the business this month.

Mr Buttress, who was superintendent of the Royal Parks for 25 years and lead judge and chairman of Britain in Bloom for as many, will speak at the Millbrook Garden Centre, Crowborough, on Thursday, October 15 from 2pm.

Jason Payne, Garden Centre Manager at Millbrook, said:“We are really pleased to welcome Jim this October to share his gardening knowledge with our customers. He is a great character with a wealth of experience and I’m sure that it will be a very interesting afternoon.”

The talk, in aid of Hospice in the Weald, will take place in the garden centre’s meeting room called The Loft.

Sara Clark, Corporate Fundraising Manager for the hospice, said:“Hospice in the Weald were delighted to discover earlier this year that Millbrook Garden Centres had chosen us as their charity of the year.”

She added: “We are sure that this event with garden expert Jim Buttress will be really popular.”

Mr Buttress holds the 
Victoria Medal of Honour – the highest accolade in horticulture that only 63 people in the world can hold at any one time. Recently, he became 
a familiar face on TV as a 
judge in BBC Two’s ‘Big Allotment Challenge’.

The talk costs £6 and 
includes a cream tea. Tickets are available to buy instore or by calling the centre on, 
01892 663822.