On the Home Front
First up is Rachel Siegfried of Green & Gorgeous
Rachel is a pioneer in sustainable, seasonal floristry and is known as the ‘flower grower’s flower grower’. She regularly features in titles such as Homes & Gardens, Country Living and Gardens Illustrated. She has been recognised by British Flowers Week as one of ‘the twenty most creative florists’. Not only will Rachel present a Hand Tied Bouquet Master Class, you’ll even be able to take a little bit of Green & Gorgeous home with you as she’ll be selling some of her amazing blooms.
Get the Gossip from Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Joe Swift
So what really happens behind the scenes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Gardeners’ World and what does it take to win a Chelsea Show Gold Medal? Joe Swift the cheerful award-winning garden designer, journalist and TV presenter will take to the floor and reveal all in a fascinating, humorous and anecdote filled presentation that promises to be a sellout. His talk, Designing a Gold Medal Chelsea Garden, won’t be limited to inspiring gardening tales, you’ll discover the other side of Joe Swift…. There’s more to this man than a national controversy over raised beds. Joe will end his session with a Q&A section. Don’t miss it!
Get the Knowledge - Weird Plants and Wise Advice
Follow up Joe's talk with Local Gardening Experts Gardeners’ Question Time
This is your opportunity to test the knowledge of our unique panel of experts who promise to answer your wonderful questions and identify your weird plants!
The panel will be chaired by Rob Jones, founder of ‘The Garden Design Co Ltd’ who knows a thing or two about creating inspirational gardens. The team will also include:
Paul Barney, Edulis nursery founder and an expert in rare and eclectic plants (to say nothing of being a great raconteur)
Clare Hastings, keen cottage gardener and author of ‘Gardening Notes from a Late Bloomer’ (book signing after the event)
Jeremy Brudenell, Root One founder and former star of film, TV and stage
Tim Martin, Head Gardener National Trust (Basildon Park, Greys Court, Nuffield Place)
Then we round off with Open Gardens on Festival Sunday. After all this top advice and inspiration we’ll look forward to some magnificent Gap gardens in 2019!