Thursday 20th September – The Rabbit’s Eye View.
We are delighted that Noel Kingsbury will be leading this workshop in conjunction with Gardens Illustrated.
Understanding the long-term performance of plants. How long will plants survive? Will they spread? How will my new border look in 5 years time?
This full day garden-based workshop aims at encouraging participants to observe garden and landscape plants, focusing on their growth throughout the year, looking at how they compete with each other, how to assess prospects for their longevity and their suitability for a variety of garden locations. Gardeners and designers can then use their experience and knowledge of plants to plan for the maximising of interest and the minimising of maintenance at all seasons.
Led by Noel Kingsbury, his aim is to get people thinking about how plants are linked to their natural habitats and ecology and how this connects to the way we use them in gardens. He is particularly interested in getting students to get ‘the rabbit’s eye view’ – believing that close observation of garden plant growing habits and lifecycles can add enormously to our ability to be good gardeners and designers but also add to a better appreciation of our plants.
Time: 10:00 to 16:30 Cost £90. Lunch is included.