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

Daily House Tour

Mon 16 May 2022
11:00-15:30
Visitors are the guests of Edith, Lady Londonderry, and will explore her eclectic home and story.

Ulster Automobile Club Day

Sun 22 May 2022
11:00-16:00
Join us at Mount Stewart where the Ulster Automobile Club will be onsite with ten classic cars and ten motorcycles at the front of house and to finish off the day come and watch the mini expert drivers in the children's pedal car race at 3pm!

Jubilee Jazz Saturday

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
Join us on Saturday 4th June for some upbeat swing jazz from Caroline Brown, Ivan Black, Victor Currie and Ray McHenry. Bring your picnic blanket, get comfortable and soak up the summer sun in style!