Planters Seminar 2017

Rhododendron Lindleyi

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

Discover Spring on the Demesne

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Join the Area Rangers on a behind the scenes three mile walk/talk through the rolling countryside of the Demesne

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart - Spring Activity Trail

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Join us today and pick up a Spring Activity Trail Map, follow the clues on our Yellow Trail and discover some fun nature facts along the way!

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart - Spring Crafts

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Join us today from 11am to 3pm and create some spring crafts with our staff and volunteers.

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart - Eco-Explorers

Wed 28 Mar 2018
Learn how to build a red squirrel drey, enjoy some tracking games, find your flock and learn how animals use their senses!

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart - Spring Colouring-In

Wed 28 Mar 2018
Join us today for some spring colouring-in from 11am to 3pm, go for a walk around our stunning house and gardens or visit the Natural Play Area and discover our beautiful Demesne.

Easter Fun at Mount Stewart - Planting at the Potting Shed (Vegetables)

Thu 29 Mar 2018
Get your hands dirty and learn how to plant and grow your own vegetables with Daniel our Apprentice Gardener. Suitable for families.