Zoom Meeting: Delightful, Delovely, Deranged

Thursday February 18, 2021 7:30 Meeting

Via Zoom

Speaker Mrs Nancy Stevens

From her Glasgow home, Mrs Nancy Stevens will colour our evening with a talk entitled:

Delightful, Delovely, Deranged

From the Superbloom of the Atacama and the Flying Duck Orchid of Australia, to the ‘Apple of Death’ of Central America, the Red Spider Lily of Japan, and all points in between.


Nancy Stevens and companions admiring a bed of Spider Lilies.


The Spider Lily (Equinox flower) is part of the Amaryllis family, so the bulbs are very poisonous, which is why they can often be seen growing around rice paddies and rural houses where they help keep the vermin away. An iconic flower in Japan, Kinchakuda Park is one of the best places to see them. 5 million flowering their socks off with 10,000 visitors per day, from all walks and stations of life, who flock to see them during the annual festival.

Her talk should go some way to warming our horticultural interests as our winter-like weather begins to grip.

If you haven’t already indicated your intention of attending this Zoom Meeting please email peter.gough182@btinternet.com