The EBTS UK AGM was held in the nearly finished refurbished Garden Museum in Lambeth. The meeting was fully booked with 50 people attending the days events.
- The new Chairman, Chris Poole, summarised the events of the last year and updated the meeting on the plans for the future
- Dr Noel Kingsbury gave a very interesting talk entitled ‘To Clip or Not to Clip’
- There was a guided tour of the gardens at Lambeth Palace by Head Gardener, Nick Stewart
- Michael Healey, of the Redfern Gallery, explained the background history of artist Norman Stephens and there was a small exhibition of his works
- Caroline Foley, Editor of ‘Topiarius’, gave a short talk about her new book ‘Topiary, Knots & Parterres’ that was published in association with EBTS UK
- And there were clipping demonstrations, with Q&A by Chelsea Gold Medal winner James Crebbin-Bailey