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Thursday 18 January 2018
A rare and exciting opportunity to learn from experts and a great event to look forward to after New Year celebrations. A light lunch and refreshments are included, plus an opportunity to purchase signed books by our speakers.
Our Guest Speakers: Roy Lancaster, Jinny Blom and Aaron Bertelsen
Roy Lancaster VMH is a broadcaster, author, one of our best loved gardening personalities and a consummate storyteller. Having spent much of his life plant hunting and introducing many popular plants, he will share not only his encyclopaedic botanical knowledge of plants but also the stories behind their popularity. His latest book My Life with Plants sums up his remarkable career.
Jinny Blom is a well known garden designer specialising in creating large and smaller gardens throughout Great Britain including Scotland. Woman of the Year in 2002, 2007, and 2013, her gardens are known to respond to both the historic of the site and surrounding landscape. She will share with us the inspirations behind her designs and her book The Thoughtful Gardener will be on sale.
Aaron Bertelsen, originally from New Zealand, has a Diploma in Horticulture from Kew, and since 2005 has been in charge of the vegetable garden and cooking at Great Dixter, always making the most of their seasonal produce. He will be discussing the recipes in his book The Great Dixter Cookbook many from the envied kitchen garden at Dixter, originally the home of the late Christopher Lloyd.
Proceeds from the day go to the Great Dixter Charitable Trust
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