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Programme for The British Fuchsia Society 2013 Convention.

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bridgefoot, Stratford upon Avon and NFU Mutual Headquarters, Tiddington Road, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7BJ.

Friday 6th September 2013

Registration from 3pm to 7pm.
Friday afternoon free to explore Stratford upon Avon.
Visit local shops, Shakespeare's house, and the theatre or take the open top bus tour or a trip on the river.
7 - 7.45 pm Meet the BFS President and pre dinner drinks.
7.45pm Welcome by the BFS President Mr. Peter Holloway.
8pm Evening dinner Carvery.

Saturday 7th September 2013

7 - 8.30am Early morning breakfast - full English or Continental.
9 - 11.30 am Coaches leave for visit to Bordon Hill Nurseries Ltd part of Ball Colegrave Group.
12 (noon) Buffet Lunch at the NFU Mutual Headquarters restaurant.
Time to browse in the floral tent - society stands - commercial nurseries - fuchsia lore.
2 - 3.15pm John Summers - How good is your growing medium.
3.15 - 3.45pm Refreshment break.
3.45 - 5pm Frankie Dennison - Fuchsias in the USA.
5.15pm Transport back to the hotel.
7 - 8pm Pre dinner drinks and a chance to mingle.
8pm Banquet followed by guest speaker - John Porter - The History of the BFS.

Sunday 8th September 2013

7.30 - 8.45 am Early morning breakfast - full English or Continental.
8.45 am Transport to NFU Mutual Headquarters.
9.15 - 10.30 Beth Middleton - Fuchsias in South Africa.
10.30 - 11am Refreshment break.
11.15 - 12.30 Mike Abel, MSc. - Biological pest control.
12.30 - 2pm Buffet Lunch at the NFU Mutual restaurant.
Time to browse in the floral tent - society stands - commercial nurseries - fuchsia lore.
2.15 - 3 15 Peter Holloway -Fuchsia Lore around the World.
3.15 - 3.45 Refreshment Break.
3.45 - 5pm Fuchsia Lore - Individual Collection and Talks.
5.15pm Transport back to the hotel.
5.30pm Goodbyes and farewells, we hope you have had a great weekend.

The floral marquee will be open to the public from 10am - 4.30pm each day.


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POST GFS CONVENTION FUCHSIA AND GARDEN TOUR SEPTEMBER 9 - 14, 2013

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