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 12 Dec 2019
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.

Baby's First Christmas

Thu 12 Dec 2019
12:15-14:15
A special afternoon tea for all the family to bring baby to see Santa for the first time.

*SOLD OUT* Santa at Mount Stewart 2019

Thu 12 Dec 2019
14:00-15:00
*Sold Out* We are delighted to announce the return or our annual Christmas experience. Come and visit Mr and Mrs Claus in the wonderful setting of Mount Stewart House before setting off on the Penguin Trail around the lake.

Mount Stewart Christmas Choir

Sat 14 Dec 2019
13:00-15:00
Our wonderful Mount Stewart choir will be popping up around Mount Stewart throughout the day to delight you with some festive tunes. Come along and enjoy some Christmas favourites in this beautiful setting.

New Year's Day Walk

Wed 01 Jan 2020
11:00-13:00
What better way to start 2020. Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk through the magical gardens at Mount Stewart. Led by one of our gardening experts the tour will include unique stories and unusual facts about these stunning gardens during winter.

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 04 Jan 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.