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

'The Mythologies of Me' Exhibition

Thu 23 Jan 2020
11:00-15:00
‘The Mythologies of Me’ is an installation of works by Acorn Women’s Group and Strangford Integrated College reflecting an expression of each individual’s life and personality – their personal mythology.

Have a go at: Hedgelaying

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:00-15:00
Come and learn this traditional country skill at the picturesque village of Kearney.

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

Tastings at the Temple – White Wine

Sat 29 Feb 2020
19:00-22:00
Enjoy an evening of fabulous company, white wine and a delicious menu, all in the stunning surroundings of the Temple of the Winds.

World Book Day Weekend

Sat 07 Mar 2020
11:00-15:00
Do you like jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig or do you dream of adventures like The Famous Five? We would love to discover your stories and characters at our World Book Day Weekend.

Mother's Day at Mount Stewart

Sat 21 Mar 2020
12:00-13:30
Treat your Mum to a day out with a scrumptious afternoon tea in the beautiful surrounds of Mount Stewart.