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Tickets: Per person  £6.50

booking fee applies

Join us for Gardeners’ Question Time on Sunday 21st April 2024 2-4pm

Our expert panel return to sort out your horticultural hassles! They’ll be giving you advice on everything from when to plant out your vegetables to the best plants for pots and container and when to prune your climbers and flowering scrubs. Plus you will also be able to ask them about your own specific queries and we are happy to taken written questions in advance – although that’s not obligatory if you have a thought on the day!

A tasty selection of refreshments will also be available from the Whistlestop café.

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Our Panel of Experts

Sue Bradley Jones: is an experienced garden designer and passionate about trees. She has been a guide at Westonbirt for over 20 years and is also an authority on woodland plants.

Margie Hoffnung: Qualified with a degree in horticulture at Writtle College after working for Westonbirt Arboretum. She worked for many years with Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House, and at Highgrove as a gardener and guide as well as at the Arboretum.  After a masters degree at Bath she is now conservation officer at The Gardens Trust and is a regular speaker on gardening and garden heritage matters.

Duncan Montgomery: trained initially at Cannington College in the early 80s and then became interested in organics and studied at Lacock. After a number of different jobs in the 90s he has been the head gardener at Newnton House just outside Tetbury since 2002.

Tim Cordall: was introduced to plant growing by his parents as a child as they were keen gardeners. He has been a nurseryman for 35 years firstly working for 10 years for a commercial grower and then his own business where he specialises in herbaceous perennials, topiary and herbs.

He sells plants at the Wednesday/Saturday markets in Tetbury and will be bringing a selection of plants for sale.

Tickets: £6.50 per person (booking fee applies)

Hearing Loop

The Shed has a hearing loop for all who appreciate a little help hearing the audio systems.

We simply that ask you to bring your own headphones, to use with one of our receivers. You can reserve one by calling the office on 01666 505496.


Please note:  Identification may be asked for to prove eligibility for any concessions.

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