“Victorians are notoriously difficult to grow from seed, so my advice is to buy small potted Victorians from the garden centre and grow them on.”
Come and listen to experienced gardener, Bill Jones, talk about growing Victorians in your garden in an hour of comedy packed with illustrated props, terrible puns and plenty of sage advice. The show covers all aspects of growing Victorians from planning your garden to the care and maintenance of tender varieties. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
Bill Jones is a performer, writer and illustrator who is thrilled to bring his one-man show to Arnos Vale Cemetery and be among so many planted Victorians. He is the author of a novel in puns, The Life and Times of Algernon Swift (“sheer relentless glee” Times Literary Supplement), is a published cartoonist and has performed his shows in venues as diverse as a garden shed and a Space museum.
Tour after the show
Love gardens and plants? Come along to the Tree tour with our expert guide Mary Wood, after this event. Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around the landscape, share her knowledge, and how explain how Arnos Vale is cared for. SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED.
Tickets are issued via email upon booking. No need to print them out; you can show them to a team member on your electronic device. We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale. If the event is cancelled you will be notified by email.
About your visit
We have free parking on site, and cycle racks available. There is an accessible parking space outside each chapel. If you are a Blue Badge holder please email in advance to reserve a parking space (email@example.com). The local streets in Arnos Vale are for resident parking ONLY.
Cushioned conference chairs are provided.
We hope you have a really special event. As a charity we still face an annual shortfall in our finances and we rely on these events to keep us open for our community. There are a number of ways that you can contribute resources to the life and work of Arnos Vale. You might like to give your time as a volunteer or consider giving us a regular donation