Bob Flowerdew at the Quay Theatre.

An Audience with Bob Flowerdew at the Quay Theatre.

Tickets: £13.00 No Concessions
Saturday October 15th 2016, 7:00pm*

“Born a farmer’s son, Bob has tilled, planted, grown, complained, written, sung and charmed his way to being one of the nation’s favourite horticulture experts, with 20 years as a panelist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time being his most recognisable position in the public eye (or rather, ear). Comprising two 45min. sessions of idiosyncratic iconoclastic chat, anecdote, verse and song. This appearance will be an intimate couple of hours with one of Britain’s great characters. Book signing after the event. Warning: may contain some wry humour – occasionally witty….”

*Apologies – time is 7pm and not 8pm as previously stated.

The Apricot Centre – a review.


On Tuesday 16th September, six members of Greener Sudbury,  and one new member, visited The Apricot Centre in Lawford. This venue is a mix of farm and orchard that is  managed on the principles of permaculture, “…a practical design system for sustainable living that offers an ethical, creative and inspiring response to the global challenges of climate change and peak oil. It stresses working with nature and helps you identify steps for positive change for yourself, your family and your community.”


This was explained in further detail by Marina O’Connell, owner and manager of the site. We went on around the site, amazed at the abundance of fruit trees. We were all new to the principles of permaculture but Marina, who teaches courses on the subject, was more than happy to teach as well as answer questions. I thoroughly recommend going on one of Marina’s talks – and if you know six people to go with you, then the talk is free.

(by N. W-K)






10am – 12:30pm

Places still available for what will be

a fascinating morning at

The Apricot Centre, Lawford CO11 2LY

To book a place, or for more information, please leave a comment on the blog and we will contact you directly.

Car share available.