Find out on Saturday 22 February 2020, 10.00 - 15.30 at Holehird Gardens
This is the first of 4 seasonal courses which will be run at Holehird throughout 2020, each focusing on the jobs and plants which need particular attention at that time of year.
Discover which plants thrive in Lakeland conditions and how to plan for colour and texture in late winter and early spring;Understand the importance of ground preparation, including feeding, mulching, positioning and supporting plants;Plan your plant and seed collections and learn how to plant shrubs and sow seeds;Learn how to recognise which plants need pruning, cutting back or dividing at this time of year;Practice these skills during the day so you are able to transfer them into your gardening at home.
Louise Stoddart, Lecturer in Horticulture at Newton Rigg and Head Gardener at Quarryhill House will share techniques, tips and advice to help you garden effectively at this time of year and plan for the future.
Cost: £25 for LHS members, £43 for non-members which includes membership of the LHS.
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Saturday 29 February 2020
Marchesi Centre, Holly Road, off Ellerthwaite Road, Windermere, LA23 2AF
Cally Gardens, near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway, was created by the famous plant collector Michael Wickenden. Since 2018 it has been in the care of plantsman and ecologist Kevin Hughes. Kevin will talk about the gardens and his work in restoring them.
Cally is known for its unusual perennials and included among 4000+ plants are stunning collections of magnolias, daphnes and trilliums, brought to the garden by Kevin, together with other collections he has since added including galanthus, paeonies and a wonderful array of nerines.
The lecture is open to non-members as well as members of the LHS.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the LHS, our volunteer gardeners were asked to select their favourite plants amongst all those to be found at Holehird. Their 50 favourites are shown in this book. The book is illustrated with photographs taken at Holehird by our volunteers and the description of each plant includes growing information. Gold labels mark the “Gardeners’ Choice” in the garden. Many of the plants have also been grown for sale at Holehird - look out for same gold label on the pots in the plant sales area.
The LHS has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This public recognition of the work done by the volunteers of the LHS comes as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, and is a tribute to all those who have played a part during those 50 years.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Winners are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of the Queen's coronation.
The Award will be presented to the LHS by Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, later this summer.