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

Planters Seminar

Sat 22 Sep 2018
11:00-18:00
Come and have a 'productive' weekend at our two day gardening seminar. Tour our award winning gardens before hearing from the experts,Ken Cox, Bob Flowerdew and Stephen Barstow on how to make your garden work for you.

Woodland Whisky Tour - Mount Stewart and Echlinville Distillery

Sat 22 Sep 2018
14:00-18:30
Explore the unexplored, combining a guided walk along trails in the estate farmland at Mount Stewart with a fascinating visit to Echlinville Distillery. Experience the fine art of whiskey making and taste a golden drop!

Red Squirrel Day

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:00-14:00
Join us for a guided walk around the Red Squirrel Trail and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals. Families can also enjoy red squirrel themed activity sessions led by the education team.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 30 Sep 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.

Yeats' Women

Sat 06 Oct 2018
19:30-21:30
Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello tell the story of Yeats’ life and the women who supported him, helped him and loved him. They will be joined by Claire Roche, Harpist and Singer, who has put a number of Yeats’ poems to music.

Murder Mystery "Spirit of Place"

Fri 26 Oct 2018
19:00-22:00
Become a sleuth for the evening for a night of murder and intrigue (with a healthy dose of glamour) at Mount Stewart.