Designing with Trees and Shrubs

Trees and shrubs should be the hardest working plants in your garden. They can provide structure, enclosure, focal points and, if you choose the right ones, year-round interest. Flowering perennials will bring seasonal flowers but trees and shrubs build the bones of a garden. On this workshop you will learn how to select trees and shrubs that will enhance your garden and create beauty every month of the year.

This workshop is run in a choice of venues and your ticket includes entry to either Bowood’s grounds or Westonbirt Arboretum so you can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the attractions. Bowood is a grade 1 listed Georgian country house with interiors by Robert Adam and a garden designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Westonbirt Arboretum is one of the most diverse and beautiful botanical collections in the world. The Walled Garden at Mells is a hidden gem and is found in the heart of this pretty Somerset village and offers many good walks nearby.

Plus. as an absolute treat for anyone who loves touring  gardens, we have included your own guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s private walled gardens to the Bowood workshop. Only booked tours are given access to this 4 acre walled garden which is remarkable for its ornamental planting and includes a fabulous double herbaceous border. Combined with a delicious lunch this makes a wonderful day out.

DATE & VENUE: Wed, April 29th, 2020, Mells Walled Garden, BA11 3PN

10am to 1.00 pm  COST:  £55

DATE & VENUE: Fri. June 12th, 2020, The Gardeners’ Bothy, Bowood House, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ

Includes your own exclusive guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s private walled gardens and  a delicious lunch

10am to 3.30pm       COST: £90

DATE & VENUE: Thurs, June 25th, 2020,  Westonbirt Arboretum,GL8 8QS

10am to 1.00 pm  COST: £55

WHAT’S INCLUDED ON ALL COURSES: You will take home a free course handout.

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I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my day with you on Thursday learning about designing flower beds.  I am now back in Dorset and itching to get going on the designated flower bed!  I was lovely for me to be part of a small group and you explained things in such a way that it all made so much sense and was very easy to understand.  It was such a nice relaxed day and even the thunder and lightening did nothing to spoil it.  Considering I spent most of the day on my bottom drinking coffee and eating pizza I was absolutely wiped out that evening.  Must have been all that fresh air!

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