A number of our knowledgeable growers are available to provide talks to gardening clubs and other interested groups. At this stage it is best to contact individual nurseries following the links on the Nurseries page.
Fiona Wemyss of Blueleaf Plants is pleased to offer three different talks - all based around her gorgeous succulents.
1. Succulents & Why You Should Love Them
2. Growing Succulents in the Garden
3. Low Maintenance Containers High Impact Plants
All talks are accompanied by colour slides and she will bring examples as well as sales plants. A handout with cultivation notes and suggested further reading useful web-sites etc can be provided. £80 plus 40p mileage. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Barney of Edulis nursery has a range of talks on edibles and plant hunting in various far flung places.
The charge is £120 plus mileage
For more details of Paul's talks contact him at email@example.com
Hardys Cottage Garden Plants owner Rosy Hardy can give talks on a wide range of subjects.
The costs are £105 plus travel expenses, for more infomation contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Johnson of Johnson's is pleased to offer two talks at present. One, a slide presentation about growing and showing Sweet Peas; the other a demonstration centred on growing alpines in containers. Both talks last around three quarters of an hour.
Only available during the evening. Cost is subject to distance and you are advised to contact him directly for further details email@example.com
Marina Christopher of Phoenix Plants is a well known horticulturist, naturalist and writer, gives talks on a broad range of subjects including propagation, Umbellifers, plants for pollinators. Costs are £150 plus mileage. Contact Marina to find out the extent of subjects covered marina@phoenixperennialplants
Colin Moat of Pineview Plants currently has several talks, one on his interests and advice of shade loving perennials, entitled ’50 Greys of Shade’ and the second, a self-explanatory ‘A stumble around the Alpine Flowers of Austria’, another one of Colins talks is 'In Praise of Higher Beings' on the wonders and benefits of taller plants in the border. The charge is normally £95 + 40p per mile, depending on distance, venue and audience. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Blunt of Plantbase gives talks on the diverse and exotic plants from around the world. Graham will bring a selection of plants from the nursery to sell at the talk.
The fees are £50 plus mileage. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Rachael Castle of Swallowfields is happy to provide a talk on Primula auricula and its cultivars and covers their history, cultivation, and categories. It lasts approximately 1 hour. Fee: £75 plus 40p per mile travel expenses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19, Plant fairs & nurseries update
Due to Covid 19 all plant fairs are cancelled up to the end of May so all of our lovely supporting nurseries are unable to attend them so are adapting as follows:-
Beechbridge Nursery - Collection only
Blackstem Plants - Delivery
Blueleaf Plants - Mail order on Etsy
Copton Ash - Collection only
Dyson's Salvias - Mail order
Hedgehog Plants - Mail order
Little Omenden - Delivery
Pelham Plants - Delivery / Mail order on
Philip Johnson Sweet Peas - Mail order
Pineview Plants - Delivery / Mail order
Plantbase - mail order
Rose Cottage Plants- Mail order
Sussex Fruit Trees - Delivery
The good news is that the plants you would have bought, are not in isolation so please visit the nursery websites and buy direct from them.
We don't need to tell you how important it is to support plant nurseries in these times.
Enjoy gardening, keep planting and stay safe.
A return to Hole Park for a late summer visit in August to see the gardens in full bloom.
There are two wonderful new venues this year. The first is Myddelton House Garden in Enfield at the end of May, this is an important horticultural gem as is it was the home of E A Bowles.who wrote several books and is home to a National collection of Crocus.
Our next venue is Sissinghurst Castle garden this was the home of the garden writer Vita Sackville-West and one of the National Trusts most popular gardens. This would be Plant Fairs Roadshow last fair of the season in September.