Welcome to Llanover Garden
programme of forthcoming events.
I have lined up a mixture
of exciting new speakers and of old friends. Each is an
enthusiastic and knowledgeable expert in their field, as
you will discover when hearing them lecture or asking them
questions over coffee, lunch and tea. The morning talks
tend to be illustrated with images, while afternoon speakers
often use fresh plant material.
Our season opens on October
10, with the long-awaited visit of John Massey, whose popularity
as a speaker and plantsman is so overwhelming that it’s
taken me three years to get a date in his diary. He will
be followed later in the month by the remarkable Sarah
Price, co-designer of the London Olympic Park and designer
of the Daily Telegraph Garden at RHS Chelsea, where it
was awarded a prestigious Gold medal.
Regulars at Catriona
Boyle’s garden school may remember meeting Tim Miles,
creator of the innovative and much-admired garden at Cotswold
Wildlife Park, and Stephen Lacey, columnist for the Daily
Telegraph. Both will be at Llanover for the first time
on October 30.
The Christmas workshops
under the guidance of Emma and Kirsten from Abergavenny’s
Love-Lily continue to be deservedly popular. They use a
generous range of flowers and foliage of a quality and
variety which is not matched elsewhere. If you fear the
creative gene may have passed you by, then book one of
these days, and surprise yourself at your ability to make
a stunning Christmas wreath for the table or door. They
make marvellous presents, too.
A typical Garden School
day starts at 10 am with coffee by a blazing fire, followed
by a talk and questions in the lecture theatre. We then
move to tables in the drawing room for a delicious two
course lunch – cooked by Pav Taruschio – before
another talk and a home-made afternoon tea. The garden
is yours to explore, and the lecture room is one of the
best you will see in a private house with comfortable,
tiered seating and a huge screen, making it easy for everyone
to see and hear the speaker. If you wish to use it for
a Garden Society meeting together with a tour of the garden,
please do contact me.
As ever I want to keep
the cost reasonable, mainly through the use of email rather
than postage, so please do give me your email address.
If you have enjoyed yourself here, “like” Llanover
Garden School on Facebook, and send an email link to anyone
you think might be interested. Birthday, Christmas and
gift vouchers are available.
look forward to welcoming you to Llanover House and Garden.