Gardening Talks

Book Alan For A Gardening Talk

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 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.

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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