Talk and Tour with Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses.
As part of Borde Hill’s Rose Celebration Weeks, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of roses during a fascinating talk with lecturer, garden writer and Chief Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Michael Marriott.
Rediscover the beauty of growing and caring for this much-loved flower with one of the country’s leading experts. Michael will help you plan and nurture a beautiful rose garden, offering advice on everything from choosing the right rose for your situation, to pruning, fragrance and colour combinations.
Following the talk, join Michael Marriott and Head Gardener, Andy Stevens, for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s fragrant Rose Garden at its peak with 750 David Austin roses in bloom.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Itinerary
10.30 – tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival served inside the Elizabethan Mansion House
11.00 – talk with Michael Marriott
12.00 – tour of the Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted in 1996
£31.60 (20% discount for RHS Members/Friends of Borde Hill)
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Award-winning designer and TV gardener, Juliet Sargeant, is bringing her Sussex Garden School to Borde Hill. Well-known for her approachable presenting style, Juliet’s fun and informative workshops are packed with knowledge gleaned from 20 years of creating gardens and with tips that you don’t find in books.
‘Designing a Romantic Rose Border’ Workshop – Thursday 2 July, 10.30-3.30
Re-create the magic of the Borde Hill Garden with a romantic rose border of your own. Learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn.
Now the traditional rose border has evolved to include companion planting with other flowering shrubs and flowers to extend the season of interest. But how do you also ensure the practical considerations for maintaining the roses?
In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.
Different types of rose plants – choosing, buying and planting roses – perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border – the practicalities of maintaining a rose border
Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting
By the end of the day you will:
- understand how to combine rose plants for beautiful effect
- understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
- know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
- Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10548″ img_size=”300″][vc_single_image image=”11085″ img_size=”300″][vc_column_text]Tickets:
£90.00 (Early Bird £80.00 if booked before 15 May)
£72.00 (RHS Members and Friends of Borde Hill)
Booking essential at: www.sussexgardenschool.com
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Light & Dark Workshop – how time spent outdoors improves sleep
Why do we go to sleep late and struggle to get up on time? Before we used artificial lights, our sleep cycles were guided by the light of the sun.
During this 2 hour workshop, you will be able to experience the tranquillity of a summer’s evening at Borde Hill during a fun and relaxing walk through the Garden.
You will also discover the benefits of natural light for our circadian rhythms and learn how to maximise your sensory experience of natural light to help you reset your body clock and permanently improve your sleep patterns.
The workshop is delivered by a qualified tutor from GardenLife Lab and includes both theory and practical elements. It will take place in the Garden Marquee and outside in the Garden. Suitable for beginners.
GardenLife Lab offers a range of courses and workshops with three core messages: Garden Biodiversity, Gardens & Wellbeing, and Emerging Scientists. Their vision is to encourage engagement with gardens to support wildlife conservation, improve health and wellbeing, and to inspire the next generation of scientists.
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£16.00 for Friends
Includes refreshments on arrival
Advance booking required
Ticket holders are welcome to come along earlier in the day to explore the Garden at leisure, prior to the workshop beginning at 5pm.
The Gardener’s Retreat Cafe will be open until 5.30pm with the Garden closing to the public at 6pm. The workshop will finish at 7pm.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Book now” color=”blue” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myonlinebooking.co.uk%2Fbordehill%2Fbuy.aspx%3Ftid%3D87||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row]