September 1999

No 152

Climate changes may mean that gardeners in Leicestershire and Rutland will be able to grow peach trees, olives, bougainvillea and palms, which currently thrive in the Mediterranean.

The types of vegetables, fruit and flowers that sunnier, warmer weather will allow is the subject of this year's annual University of Leicester Botanic Garden Lecture to be given by author and broadcaster Nigel Colborn on Thursday 23 September.

Nigel Colborn is a regular member of Radio Four's Gardeners' Question Time, a co-presenter of BBC TV's Gardeners' World, and a contributor to many magazine and newspaper columns. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts a frequent judge in the country's top horticultural events including the Chelsea Flower Show and for seven years was on the judging panel for the Britain in Bloom competition. In addition to writing gardening books he is also a novelist.

The event is sponsored by The Friends of Leicester University Botanic Garden, is open to the public free of charge and will take place in the Rattray Lecture Theatre at 8.00pm.

For further information please contact Dr Richard Gornall of the University of Leicester's Biology department on 0116 252 3394.

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