Planters Seminar 2017
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.
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
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