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EVENTS FOR 2019Clematis "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 22nd  June and Sunday 23rd  June 2019  

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)

Talks for garden clubs - See Below

PLANT SALES for 2020

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

 22nd 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 

 28th March East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton TA13 5HH Hardy Plant sale 10 - 4pm

12th & 13th April Dorothy Clive garden Market Drayton TF9 4EU

18th  April Spetchley Park Worcester Plant fair (wonderful walled gardens) Reduced admission price on plant sale day Note the move to a Saturday

19th 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


Saturday 2nd  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.

10th  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 Note move to a Sunday

 16th May Yarlington House Nr Wincanton Somerset BA9 8DY 10-4pm Charity plant sale entry 2.50 includes garden



24th  May Kingston Bagpuize  Oxfordshire 5.00

 31st May Tregrehan Plant fair PL24 2SJ   10.30 - 3.00pm Free Parking. Plant fair free, gardens 5, light refreshments/lunch available

6th & 7th June Hodnet 


    5th & 6th September 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. (Temporarily discontinued while I change over to digital pictures)
"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

"Northern Tenerife in Spring" - Some of the flora and landscapes of this Beautiful Island

"La Palma - The Beautiful Isle"

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