THE gardens of Japan will be the focus of what promises to be a fascinating talk in Helensburgh this week.

Colin Crosbie, horticultural consultant, passionate plantsman and former curator of RHS Wisley and a very popular tour guide, will describe the features of typical – and not-so-typical – Japanese gardens at Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society's next event at the Victoria Halls.

The talk takes place on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm, and visitors and new members alike are welcome to come along.