May 1st 2019
Presentation by John Batchelor

John told of his love of plants and propagating them from seed, cuttings, twin scale division of bulbs, grafting and budding.
He has a passion for conifers and colourful deciduous trees and has grown a wide variety of trees and shrubs to give all year colour.

He said "I first became aware of the amazing diversity of the plant world as a young boy making frequent nursery visits with my mother
who was a keen and well read gardener

I began nursery work at Newmans Nursery initially as a general hand then later as a plant propagator at a time when their production was rapidly expanding

I was later employed as propagator by Greenstead Nursery before embarking on on self employment with the purchase of a glasshouse

Valley Horticulture is a small production nursery specialising in conifer production by seed cutting and grafting as well as a diverse range of other plants including Clematis Hosta Camellia and a range of general garden plants

We are currently developing the production of a range of Japanese Maples

I am a member of the International Plant Propagators Society IPPS who’s motto is to seek and to share"

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May 1st 2019
Presentation by John Batchelor

John told of his love of plants and propagating them from seed, cuttings, twin scale division of bulbs, grafting and budding.
He has a passion for conifers and colourful deciduous trees and has grown a wide variety of trees and shrubs to give all year colour.

He said "I first became aware of the amazing diversity of the plant world as a young boy making frequent nursery visits with my mother
who was a keen and well read gardener

I began nursery work at Newmans Nursery initially as a general hand then later as a plant propagator at a time when their production was rapidly expanding

I was later employed as propagator by Greenstead Nursery before embarking on on self employment with the purchase of a glasshouse

Valley Horticulture is a small production nursery specialising in conifer production by seed cutting and grafting as well as a diverse range of other plants including Clematis Hosta Camellia and a range of general garden plants

We are currently developing the production of a range of Japanese Maples

I am a member of the International Plant Propagators Society IPPS who’s motto is to seek and to share"

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