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

Tastings at the Temple - White Wine

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés followed by a delicious three course meal complementing a selection of quality white wine from our friends at The Wine Rack whilst enjoying the stunning view from Temple of the Winds over Strangford Lough.

Halloween at Mount Stewart: Myths and Legends

Sat 26 Oct 2019
From ancient Kings and Gods of the Sea, to a magical Enchantress, Mount Stewart has many stories to tell this Halloween. Venture down and enjoy our tales and trails.

Circe’s Supper Club: The Ark after Dark

Sat 26 Oct 2019
In partnership with "The Late Shift" we invite you to Mount Stewart ‘after dark’ to join Circe for an evening of music and unusual theatricals, where the worlds of reality and myth will become thoroughly confused.

Red Squirrel Walk and Talk

Mon 28 Oct 2019
Join us for a guided walk at Mount Stewart and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals.

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 02 Nov 2019
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.