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Spring Festival: Garden Talks

As part of our Spring Festival Gardening enthusiasts will be treated to a series of talks and demonstrations from specialist speakers including Frances Tophill.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a seat in our Garden Theatre marquee in the Glade to hear a variety of speakers. From Saturday 23 - Friday 29 March we will be hosting horticultural experts, curators, authors and garden specialists.

Saturday 23 March: Andrew Jasper, Director of Gardens and Parklands for whole National Trust will be leading a panel discussion.

Sunday 24 March: Find out how National Trust gardener and author of Grow, Robyn Booth, got into horticulture and turned a love of growing veg into a career. Get an insight into what it takes to nurture a historic kitchen garden and be inspired to have a go at growing your own produce, no matter how big or small your space.

Monday 25 March: Curator, Dr Caroline Ikin, will be sharing more about the home of celebrated gardener Gertrude Jekyll, Munsted Wood which holds a deep significance as a place where her ideal of the 'artisitic-gardener' achieved complete expression.

Tuesday 26 March: Gardener, presenter and author Frances Tophill will be joining us for a talk that guides you through the principles of gardening sustainably whilst making the most of the productivity of your garden. We will discuss plants that can be used as teas, medicines, dyes, food and for maximising biodiversity but that also create beautiful gardens.

More to be announced soon.

All talks are free, no booking required. Normal admission to Petworth House applies.

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This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

The talks will take place undercover in a marquee located in The Glade area of the Gardens.

Accessibility

There is a 15 minute walk from the car park to the garden theatre on gravel/uneven paths. The mobility buggy will be running from the car park to the garden theatre, and house on request.

Contact info

Petworth Property Office

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