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 – Wednesday 7 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 a 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.