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EVENTS FOR 2017Clematis "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 24th June and Sunday 25th  June 2017  , Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017

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)

PLANT SALES for 2017

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

 19th 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 

25th March East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton TA13 5HH Hardy Plant sale 10 - 4pm

9th 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

16th & 17th April Dorothy Clive garden 3.50 , Market Drayton TF9 4EU

 23rd  April Spetchley Park Worcester Plant fair (wonderful walled gardens) Reduced admission price on plant sale day

1st  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

6th  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.

 13th May Yarlington House Nr Wincanton Somerset 10-4pm Charity plant sale entry 2.50 includes garden

28th  May Kingston Bagpuize  Oxfordshire 5.00

  3rd  & 4th June Hodnet Hall , Shrops 3.50 entry includes 63 acres of wonderful gardens


  24th & 25st June at Home Roseland House NGS garden open

1st & 2nd July 1-5pm Roseland House garden open for Hospice SW

16th July Chenies manor, Buckinghamshire,10am - 5pm Plant and garden fair More details of Chenies

29th & 30th July  at Home Roseland House NGS garden open


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 50 Plus 40p per mile and depending on how far, overnight accommodation

Tel: 01872 560451 Email