Saturday 19th November – Doors open at 10.00am
AGM at 10.30am, followed at 11.15am by
Fergus Garrett – ‘Designing with Plants’
Fergus Garrett is a bundle of energy and his talks are inspirational torrents, enthusing about ambitious planting projects and introducing unconventional colour combinations. Head Gardener at Great Dixter since 1992, he collaborated closely with its creator, Christopher Lloyd, and still espouses Lloyd’s bold, experimental style to this day. He is a speaker who makes you want to rush home and get straight into the garden.
Designing with Plants will give plenty of advice on how best to manage your garden throughout the year to create cohesion and maximise your garden’s potential. Themes include: how to construct a border (spacing, staking, concealing gaps, getting into your border); staggering your planting and getting more than one season of interest from your plant choices; planting for contrast in shape, colour and texture; taking the pressure off spring (what you can do ahead of the busiest growing season to ensure you’re ready); and how to consider biodiversity in your borders.