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

Mother's Day at Mount Stewart

Sun 31 Mar 2019
12:00-13:30
Treat your mum to a fabulous afternoon tea. Sit back and relax with a glass of prosecco while celebrating your marvellous mum.

Car Bazaar *Please note Sat 6th April cancelled*

Sat 06 Apr 2019
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures. *Please check Facebook @mountstewart or our website to confirm event is going ahead as can be weather dependent*

Monthly Birdwatching

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-12:00
Mount Stewart and surrounds is an ornithologist's delight with a wide range of feathered friends calling it home throughout the year.

Pet Nose Day

Sun 07 Apr 2019
11:00-15:00
This award-winning charity event returns as part of Pet Month and celebrates our four legged friends. Bring along your dog and be entertained by agility and training demonstrations.

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart

Sat 13 Apr 2019
11:00-14:00
Scurry on down to Mount Stewart over the Easter holidays and see if you can spot Ruby Red and her friends as they celebrate the return of spring. Have fun on our trails, get mucky making seed bombs or join one of our family friendly garden tours.

Greyabbey Bay Ramble

Sat 13 Apr 2019
11:30-14:30
A fascinating walk from Greyabbey across the sand flats to nearby Chapel Island with our Ranger. You will discover some of the area's remarkable archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife that make Strangford Lough so special.