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

Floral Design Workshop: Autumnal Door Wreaths

Wed 25 Oct 2017
11:00-13:00
Come and embrace the scent, colour and fun of creating your own masterpiece.

Hallowe'en Fun

Sat 28 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
Dare you venture to Mount Stewart for four days of storytelling, spooky craft and Hallowe'en fun.

Floral Design Workshop: Hello Ho, Ho, Ho. Festive Door Wreaths

Thu 30 Nov 2017
18:30-20:30
Come and embrace the scent, colour and fun of creating your own masterpiece

A Very Merry Mount Stewart Christmas

Fri 01 Dec 2017
14:30-17:30
We are delighted to announce the return or our annual Christmas experience. Come and visit Mr and Mrs Claus in the wonderful setting of Mount Stewart House before setting off on the Christmas Trail around the lake.

Baby's First Christmas.

Fri 08 Dec 2017
12:30-12:30
A special afternoon tea for Mums and Dads to bring baby to see Santa for the first time.

Floral Design Workshop: Tasteful for your table.

Tue 12 Dec 2017
18:30-20:30
Come and embrace the scent, colour and fun of creating your own masterpiece.