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

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 27 May 2018
14:00-16:30
Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

Car Bazaar

Sat 02 Jun 2018
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.

BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party

Sat 09 Jun 2018
11:00-12:00
BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time comes to Mount Stewart.

Fathers Day Fun

Sun 17 Jun 2018
11:00-16:00
Give dad a day to remember at Mount Stewart.

Creative Gardens: Writing Poetry at Mount Stewart

Wed 18 Jul 2018
18:00-20:00
Join Erin Halliday, award-winning poet and creative writing tutor, author of 'Chrysalis' and 'Pharmakon', for a six-week course writing poetry inspired by the history, family, collection, and grounds of Mount Stewart

Panasonic Roadshow at Mount Stewart

Sat 18 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Meet photography experts from Pansonic , try the latest cameras, have a photo portrait taken or join a photo walk at Mount Stewart.