EVERYTHING will be coming up roses as a green-fingered expert delivers a special talk in East Renfrewshire this weekend.

Members of the Friends of Greenbank Garden have announced that David Knott, curator at the Royal Botanic Garden, in Edinburgh, will be the guest speaker at their latest gathering on Saturday.

He has been invited to visit the Clarkston venue, which is operated by the National Trust for Scotland, to discuss his travels and the flowers he has encountered along the way.

Tickets for the event, titled ‘In Search of Flowers,’ cost £5, with the proceeds being used to support work done by the National Trust for Scotland.

Alison Hunter, chair of the Friends of Greenbank Garden, said: “David has seen flowers from all over the world, so we’re really looking forward to his talk.

“It is also the first time he’s appeared at Greenbank Garden and all of the money raised goes to a worthy cause.”

David’s visit follows hot on the heels of a successful Daffodil Festival staged at Greenbank Garden.

People of all ages flocked to the festival, which featured 600 different types of daffodils.
Saturday’s event starts at 2pm and the ticket price includes tea and coffee.

There will also be a raffle, with various prizes up for grabs.

Visit nts.org.uk/visit/places/greenbank-garden for more information or to book tickets.

Friends of Greenbank Garden are also running a calender competition, with a cash prize for the best entrant.

Alison said: “We’re looking for landscape entries for our Four Seasons competition. We’re hoping that we can get enough entries so that each image can reflect the season it represents.”

Entries should be emailed to aj.hunter660@btinternet.com and those taking part are asked to include their name and telephone number.

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