Vanessa Cook will lead this course which will cover the history of herbaceous borders from the early borders at Arley Hall planted in 1847, through Gertrude Jekyll to Alan Bloom and his island beds. In the 1960s Beth Catto developed mixed borders with emphasis on the right plants for dry or damp gardens and now we are encouraged to have prairie gardens.
We will discuss the pros and cons of each style and then go into the garden to look at the planting here at Stillingfleet Lodge. We will look how we can prolong the interest in the borders most of the year with bulbs through to winter flowering iris.
Time: 10:00 to 12:00 Cost £30