Welcome to the 2016 programme of talks, workshops and opendays at Llanover Garden School.
This summer the National Eisteddfod is being held nearby in Abergavenny, so for the first time the garden will be open every afternoon (2 - 5pm), from Sunday 31st July until Saturday 6th August to enable visitors to see and enjoy the childhood home of Augusta Waddington, better known as Lady Llanover - a keen supporter and participant in Eisteddfods during the nineteenth century.
I am delighted to welcome several speakers to the Garden School for the first time. Jane and Toni Tynings who dazzle visitors to RHS shows with their stunning displays of climbers will be giving an illustrated talk, whilst Jake Hobson, the author of 'Creative Pruning' will be inspiring his listeners to create a memorable piece of living garden sculpture from evergreen shrubs and trees. The garden design workshop will be run by the dynamic Laura de Beden, who studied and worked with John Brookes before setting up her own practice and becoming course director in Garden Design at the School of Architecture and Landscape at Kingston University.
Peter Hall, the Head Gardener at Llanover continues to use his wealth of experience and knowledge to improve the herbaceous borders, streamside plantings, arboretum and meadows. Thousands of perennials, shrubs, trees, roses and bulbs have been planted in the last 12 months. The garden has never looked better in my lifetime – come see for yourselves!
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With best wishes
Sunday, 31st July 2016
2:00pm - 5:00pm
National Eisteddfod - Llanover garden
Mr & Mrs Ross Murray
Garden open daily, 2-5pm from July 31st until August 6th inclusive. Entrance £5 per person. Under 16s free. Dogs on leads welcome.
Sunday, 18th September 2016
11:00am - 4:00pm
Rare Plant Fair 2016
Mr & Mrs Ross Murray
15 nurseries will be attending. Bacon butties & welsh cakes to eat and a chance to enjoy the stunning autumn colours throughout the garden