Date(s) - 06/03/2018
10:15 am - 3:30 pm
A day for volunteer gardeners who care for the region’s museum gardens. An opportunity to meet gardeners from around the region, enjoy a visit to Gainsborough’s House and garden, and learn more about the region’s plantsmen and women, gardens and orchards.
At Gainsborough’s House you will be able to enjoy an exhibition on the artist and plantsman Cedric Morris, and hear the background to the display from Louisa Brouwer, Keeper of Art and Place at Gainsboroughs House.
Ex Head Gardener at Sissinghurst, and now living in Suffolk, Sarah Cook has worked on collecting the Irises Sir Cedric Morris bred. She will be explaining about the irises and the National Collection devoted to them.
We will also hear from Professor Tom Williamson of the Landscape History Department at UEA about East Anglian orchards, and from Barbara Segall, a Sudbury based editor, horticulturist, blogger, author and award-winning garden writer, who has recently published Secret Gardens of East Anglia.
During the day there will also be an opportunity for a seed swap if anyone has extra seed they have collected beyond their own site’s needs and would be interested in exchanging it with others.
Thank you very much to the Real Seed Catalogue for supplying seeds to help the swap along.
All refreshments and lunch are provided.
There are a maximum of 40 places on the day, so we need to restrict places to volunteer gardeners only please and a maximum of four people per venue initially on a first come first served basis.
Bookings are closed for this event.