Gardening Talks

Book Alan For A Gardening Talk

Talks can be given on the following topics

  1. Cascades Gardens: From Jungle to Paradise
  2. Planting in moisture and semi shade conditions.
  3. How to keep interest in the garden all year.
  4. What are the key elements for a natural country garden design.
  5. Creating a spiritual space. How to create a relaxing, natural and peaceful garden.

Alan Clements, the owner of Cascades Gardens has been gardening for over 50 years and has developed Cascades Gardens over the last 20 years based on the industrial landscaping created in the 1750s to feed water to the now ruined corn mill.

He is available to deliver a 45 minute talk (or longer) on the history of the garden “From Jungle to Paradise” with a wide range of pictures of its development and current array of flowers, shrubs and trees.

Cascades Gardens has an extensive collection of herbaceous perennials, a good display of roses and single and double hellebores. The garden has a wide range of growing conditions and is based on lime soil it is at 800ft which gives a number of challenges to the gardener and a continual succession of plants and shrubs are grown in the nursery to replenish the plants that do not survive that harsh winters.

Alan had a range of influences in creating the garden which included Hidcote Manor gardens, Bressingham 5 acre Dell garden, Daisen Inn monastery garden (Kyoto, Japan) and Christopher Lloyd’s Great Dixter. All of which are discussed in his presentation.

Other follow up talks are also offered as above.

Typically the fee is gardening groups of less than 15 people- small group rate of £40 plus £10 travel expenses. If more than 25 will attend my basic rate is £60 plus £10 travel expenses. I can bring plants for sale if requested.

To discuss or book a visit telephone Alan on 07967337404 or 01629 822813

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