AUTUMN GARDEN MASTERCLASS A DAY WITH THE EXPERTS
Top expert gardeners share their wisdom and knowledge
Date: Saturday 19th October 2019, 9 – 5 pm Masterclass Fee: €90 pp (includes lunch and morning coffee) Venue: City West Hotel, Citywest , Saggart, Dublin (just off the Naas Rd/M50) All participants on the day will receive exclusive bulb varieties and garden products, as well as cultural notes. Places are limited so book today! Phone 01 860 3674 or buy tickets online here.
Fee: €90 incl. Lunch and morning coffee plus all participants on the day will receive an Mr Middleton gift bag of goodies .
Places are limited so book today.
For info Phone 01 8603674
Jimi Blake: A Beautiful Obsession
A plantsman journey in his own garden. Internationally famous Hunting Brook Gardens consists of twenty acres of amazing botanical herbaceous gardens, wonderful woodland gardens and valley. Jimi Blake its creator collects plants and seeds from his foreign expeditions and trips. Using his palettes of assorted treasures he generates a unique fusion of tropical, prairie and woodland styles which are graced with expansive views over the Wicklow Mountains. This talk is based on Jimi’s long awaited rst book, which will be launched to attendees on the day. He will take you on a breath- taking journey through the newest and most exciting plants in his collection and from his travels to other gardens.
Joy Larkcom: Making sense with plants, buildings and landscape.
Joy has been growing and writing about vegetables for more than sixty years. Her work has been deeply in uenced by travels in Europe, China, Japan, Canada and the USA, searching for new edible plants and cultivation techniques. Joy is a well-known author, journalist and lecturer, has taken part in many radio and TV programmes and lectured all over the world. Her books are some of the most authoritative on vegetable growing. Winner of the UK Garden Writer of the Year award three times, and awarded the prestigious RHS Veitch Memorial Medal for services to horticulture. In 2003 she was presented with the Garden Writers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
John Anderson: The Queens Gardener
What’s it like to run the Queen’s garden? The Keeper of the gardens at Windsor Great Park with responsibility for the Savill garden, the 250 acres Valley Garden and the private garden of Windsor Castle will give us an insight into these great gardens. Formally manger of the world famous Exbury Gardens, home of the Rothschild 200 acres of woodland gardens, John has held the job of Head Gardener at the famous Mount Usher Garden, Co. Wicklow and Head Gardener at The National Trust for Scotland’s premier garden Inverewe. Currently vice-chairman of the RHS Woody Plant Committee.
Angela Jupe: How to create Magic in Spring
Renowned garden designer and ower bulb expert, Angela will show you how to make magic with bulbs and plants in your spring garden. The collection of bulbs particularly snowdrops in her garden at Belle eld House is world renown. The garden which is one of many she has designed includes a bulb meadow as well as elegant displays of tulips, clematis, iris, old French roses and lilies. She is a director of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI), a founding member of the Gardens of Ireland Trust and the founding Chairman of the Garden and Landscape Design Association, the professional organisation for garden design.
Mr Middleton: Your host for the day
Mr Middleton is the creator of what is now the oldest traditional garden shop in Ireland. He has
a consuming passion for plants in particular flowering bulbs. It’s this passion that drives him to seek out new and exciting varieties to offer the Irish public. For over 40 years he has been growing and introducing new varieties of plants, bulbs and seed to the Irish public.
Mr Middleton has won 12 Gold Medals at Bloom Flower Show plus numerous other awards. He has been responsible for introducing more new varieties to Irish gardeners in the last 40 years than any other garden supplier and is a regular speaker in Ireland as well as Holland and the U.K.