Blooming great talk for Rotary

Pictured are Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis (left) with Inglis in front of one of his garden design projects.

Pictured are Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis (left) with Inglis in front of one of his garden design projects.

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At last week’s Brechin Rotary Club, members were treated to an illustrated talk by garden designer Inglis Thorburn.

Inglis previously worked as an artist with DC Thomson before he branched out as a prominent garden designer, based in Monifieth, but with projects throughout Scotland.

His illustrated presentation revealed just what his artistic flair can do with the right combination of design, materials, plants and features.

Inglis showed how he transforms the plainest of waste grounds, large and small, into areas of beauty and inspiration.

Club member John Cavanagh gave Inglis a vote of thanks for planting a few seeds of inspiration, and showing that it is not just a matter of trowel and error.

During the meeting it was announced that a Shelter Box funded and provided by the Inner Wheel club was providing desperately needed help to a Yazidi family in war torn Syria.

Essentially a ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent for a family of up to 10 people and an extensive range of survival equipment and tools.

It means that two Shelter Boxes, jointly funded and supplied by the Brechin Inner Wheel and Rotary Clubs, were both being put to great use.