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EVENTS FOR 2018Clematis "Lasurstern"
(Plant sale dates below)

In addition to the regular Tuesday & Wednesday garden opens (1-5 PM April to September 22nd ) and Charity Weekends for National Garden Scheme on  Saturday 23rd  June and Sunday 24th  June 2018  

We are happy to do guided tours of the garden for groups and clubs, times by negotiation. (Group rate is 4.00 per head to include tea & cake)

Clematis Pruning demonstration - Here at Roseland House Saturday 3rd February 2018

From 10-12am     or 2 - 4 pm Practical demonstration of pruning the 3 different clematis group types 1 per head includes tea and cake (please let us know you are coming

Lapageria collection open day Saturday 15th September 1-5pm Free entry

Talks for garden clubs - See Below

PLANT SALES for 2018

We expect to be at the following venues. Details will be filled in as these are booked up.

 11th March The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset 11.00am - 4.00pm  5.00 per person entry Includes the Palace Gardens, Medieval walls and the natural springs which give the town its name 

24th March East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton TA13 5HH Hardy Plant sale 10 - 4pm

1st & 2nd April Dorothy Clive garden Market Drayton TF9 4EU

8th April The Old Rectory, Quenington, Nr Cirencester 11.00am - 4.00pm          5.00 per person Includes the Gardens, which also contain much sculpture with river setting

15th Mapperton DT8 3NR 10am to 4pm

 22rd  April Spetchley Park Worcester Plant fair (wonderful walled gardens) Reduced admission price on plant sale day

5th  May Cornwall HPS plant sale at Truro Cattle market 10 till 2pm, 25 plus nurseries, free entry masses of free parking, on site catering and toilets.

7th  May Plant Heritage (NCCPG)  plant hunters fair Longstock gardens Hampshire 10am Beer tent, jazz band and catering on site. More details for garden and nursery

 12th May Yarlington House Nr Wincanton Somerset BA9 8DY 

10-4pm Charity plant sale entry 2.50 includes garden

27th  May Kingston Bagpuize  Oxfordshire 5.00

  2nd  & 3rd June Hodnet Hall , Shrops 3.50 entry includes 63 acres of wonderful gardens


  23rd & 24th June at Home Roseland House NGS garden open

1st July Abbotsbury sub tropical gardens "Plant Finder Fair" Plant Heritage (NCCPG) normal open times but discounted garden entry on the day of 7.50 (5 less than normal)

8th July Lower Severalls gardens HPS sale

15th July Chenies manor, We are not intending to take part this year



Plant orders can be brought to the above venues for collection (saves the carriage charge)

If you want to know more or need directions just Email


We presently give talks with slides to clubs and societies on:-
"Clematis" - growing, pruning and using in the garden.
"Easy Clematis for hard places" - A look at the National collection of Clematis viticella and some other trouble free clematis
"Climbers" - Raise your expectations with some of the vast range of climbing plants available.
"Maximum effect with Minimum effort" - How we manage this 1 acre garden on 1 man hour per week., definitely NOT a talk on low maintenance gardening, just a fresh look at some of the things we do and why. with lots of ideas to cut the chores.
"Conservatories" - A guide to successful conservatory gardening plus a range of lovely plants to try.
"Madeira a gardeners view" - A look at this garden island as it is in Autumn.

"Height in the garden" - Lots of ideas for achieving that third dimension 
"Coastal California" - Gardens Plants and landscapes of California

Talks run for between one and one and a half hours, depending on the audience's questions.

Devon is about as far as we can reach for a evenings talk without some overnight arrangement.
Charges at present 45 plus 45p per mile traveled for Devon and Cornwall.  We do bring plants for sale and would appreciate 2 tables to put them on not in the way of the screen. Beyond Devon talks are 45 Plus 45p per mile and depending on how far, overnight accommodation

Tel: 01872 560451 Email