A horticultural society is welcoming a talk on an East Asian plant that has previously won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show. 

The Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society is hosting a talk on hostas plants by nurseryman Peter Savage of Bowdens Nursery.

The talk will take place on Wednesday April, 24 at the Uplyme Village Hall on Lyme Road at 7.30pm.

Peter will also be bringing plants for sale at the talk.

Hostas is an East Asian plant cultivated in the West for its shade-tolerant foliage and loose clusters of tubular mauve or white flowers.

Bowdens Nursery hosts a National Collection of hostas and of agapanthus. It has won many gold medals at Chelsea and other Royal Horticultural Society shows and is the leading hosta nursery in the UK.

According to the society, hostas thrive in spots where other plants would not do well, they look 'superb' in a woodland setting, alongside water features, in borders and on the patio in containers.

The Horticultural Society will also be holding its competition for spring-flowering bulbs, corms and tubers before the talk. Entries may be brought in a pot or vase and should be in place by 7.15pm.

Entry for the talk is free for members and £3 for non-members. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments with the talk starting at 7.30pm.