Welcome to Llanover Garden School

Welcome to Llanover Garden School’s programme of events for 2013-2014.

Whether you are a hands-on gardener eager to learn and put into practice new ideas, or someone who simply enjoys hearing erudite gardeners in a glorious setting, Llanover has a day for you. I am delighted to welcome all my speakers. In particular Mary Keen, Angus White and Tim Miles who are bringing their expertise and enthusiasm to Llanover for the first time. Following on from the excellent study day with Tim Walker last March, I am holding another one, which Noel Kingsbury will lead.

The Christmas workshops under the guidance of Emma and Kirsten from 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. Do look on the website to see some of the stunning Christmas wreaths for the table or door as created in previous years.

Water colour drawing of stream at Llanover GardensA 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 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 AGM together with a tour of the garden, please contact me. In addition I continue to lead group tours around the garden by arrangement throughout the year.

The lecture days costs £70, the study day is £60 and the Christmas workshop is £85. If four tickets to the same lecture are booked together there is a specially price of £250, which represents a saving of 11% per ticket. Vouchers for days at the Garden School are available to give as Christmas, birthday or occasional presents.

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, then get together a tableful of friends for a special day out, “like” Llanover Garden School on Facebook and send an email link to anyone you think might be interested.

With best wishes,

Elizabeth Murray Click to go to Facebook