Planters Seminar 2017

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This year's theme celebrates a wealth of plants and gardening. Talks include: The Collections of Frank Kingdon-Ward, Gardening in the Balearic Islands and The most exciting and inspirational gardens of the world. Speakers at the seminar are Matthew Biggs, Stephen Lacey and Mary Keen.

Saturday 23

11am             Garden tour of the Pleasure Garden

12pm             Garden tour of the Formal Garden

          Gather - Refreshments, Tea & Coffee

2:30pm          Introduction & Welcome - Lady Rose Lauritzen & Neil Porteous

3:00pm          Stephen Lacey : New Plants, New Ideas and New Inspiration–featuring some of the best gardens I have seen on my travels across Europe and America.

4:15pm          Comfort break

4:30pm          Matthew Biggs: ‘The Lobb Brothers – Plant Hunters Extraordinaire’ telling the stories of William and Thomas and my own experiences with them and their plants

5:30pm          Questions both speakers

6:00pm          Depart

Sunday 24

10am            Gather - Refreshments, Tea & Coffee

10:30am       Mary Keen: Grand designs -Designing for the high and mighty

11:30am       Comfort break

11:45am       Stephen Lacey-Scent in Your Garden – an exploration of how to inject scent into planting and a calendar of the best scented plants season by season.

12:45pm       Questions both speakers

1pm               Buffett Lunch

3pm               Mary Keen: Special collections for ordinary gardeners

4pm               Comfort break

4:15pm          Matthew Biggs: ‘Frank Kingdon Ward – the Last of the Great Plant Explorers’.

5:15pm          Sum up and close

5:30               Group photograph

6:00pm         Depart

Upcoming events

Specialist Plant Fair

Sat 24 Jun 2017
11:00-17:00
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 25 Jun 2017
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon jazz session.

Car Bazaar

Sat 01 Jul 2017
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Wed 12 Jul 2017
11:00-17:00
Bring along your favourite teddy and see if you can find Peter Rabbit and friends in our gardens.

Bug Detectives

Wed 19 Jul 2017
13:30-15:30
Join in as we get out our magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties ... just where could those little critters be hiding?Booking Essential : Contact Reception 028 42 788387

Muck in at Mount Stewart

Sat 22 Jul 2017
10:00-14:00
A Muck In day is all about family members of all ages having great fun together while working alongside members of our team to genuinely help the National Trust care for the land around Mount Stewart. Bring a picnic and get stuck in.