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

Tastings at the Temple : But first...WINE!

Sat 19 Aug 2017
19:00-22:00
Do you know your Riesling from your Sauvignon Blanc? Join us for an evening of fine wines at the Temple of the Winds.

Jazz in the Gardens

Sun 27 Aug 2017
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.

Car Bazaar

Sat 02 Sep 2017
09:00-12:00
Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures.

European Heritage Open Day

Sat 09 Sep 2017
10:00-15:00
Enjoy free admission at a number of National Trust places today. Come and meet our staff and volunteers, and learn more about the amazing places we look after.

Murder in Moscow: A murder mystery event at Mount Stewart.

Fri 15 Sep 2017
19:00-22:00
The year is 1926. At the invitation of the Lady of the house, a glittering gathering of the rich and powerful have assembled for a weekend of decadent delights at Mount Stewart. But in the midst of the pleasure and partying, a murder is committed.

Muck in at Mount Stewart

Sat 16 Sep 2017
10:00-14:00
A Muck In day is all about family members of all ages having great fun together while working alongside members of our team to genuinely help the National Trust care for the land around Mount Stewart. Bring a picnic and get stuck in.