Rediscover trees and shrubs
12 July 2010
Trees and shrubs are the backbone of every garden, but sometimes it's easy to give your attention to the more demanding herbaceous perennials in your garden, and forget about these stalwarts.
If you've lost your passion for trees and shrubs, then don't miss Rediscovering Trees and Shrubs, and event hosted by the RHS Woody Plant Committee at Wisley on 5 August.
At this event, Chelsea-winning designer, Arabella Lennox-Boyd; landscape architect, Janie Burford; and Managing Director of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres, Andrew McIndoe, will lead a series of talks to get you inspired to grow more trees and shrubs.
Tickets cost £11 for RHS members and £20.50 for non-members (this includes entry to the garden). All tickets include tea and coffee on arrival and at the end of the day. To book, call 0845 612 1253 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
Programme of talks
Janie Burford: Lessons from the past, inspiration for the future
An 18th-century landscape garden may be grand and imposing, but it still holds a surprising amount of design and planting ideas that are relevant for today’s gardens. Janie will explain about how shrubberies were created that incorporated the best flowering shrubs available and will touch on how the planting combinations once used will again have relevance as climate change becomes more acute.
Arabella Lennox-Boyd: The use of trees and shrubs in today's gardens
Arabella will explain why trees and shrubs are the building blocks of any garden explaining, using examples of her own work, how best to use them in landscapes ranging from great parks to the smallest town garden. Focusing on unusual trees and shrubs used in interesting design solutions; Arabella will provide you with fresh inspiration.
Andrew McIndoe: Hard-working trees and shrubs
Which plants earn their keep in the garden? Andrew chooses his selection of the best, and often overlooked trees and shrubs, that no garden should be without.