After 15 years hard labour, Kew’s Rock Garden has been transformed from what it was in the 1920s and ’30s. Many of these changes and improvements were overseen by Joanne Ryan. Joanne will guide us through those changes with an illustrative talk on these developments. A talk we hope which will inspire us in managing and developing our (smaller sized) rock gardens. This is an AGS / IGPS joint lecture.
Joanne Ryan(formerly Joanne Everson) is a passionate plantsperson and an experienced lecturer. As team leader on Kew’s Rock Garden she was responsible for many of the changes and improvements seen there over the last number of years. She has recently moved on from Kew and now works for the National Trust as Horticultural Botanist.