Welcome to the 2016 programme of talks, workshops and open days 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 so visitors can enjoy the garden around the childhood home of Augusta Waddington, better known as Lady Llanover - a keen supporter and participant in Eisteddfods during the nineteenth century.
The Garden School is entering its eleventh year. I am delighted to welcome several speakers for the first time including Jane and Toni from Tynings nurseries who dazzle visitors to RHS shows with their stunning displays of climbers, Jake Hobson, the author of 'Creative Pruning' will be inspiring everyone to create a memorable piece of living garden sculpture from evergreen shrubs and trees and Helen Yemm who has faced the dilemmas of downsizing. The garden design workshop is 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 in 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!
After an enjoyable visit to Llanover please consider buying a gift voucher for a friend or “like” Llanover Garden School on Facebook, or “tweet” the day.
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