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Fergus Garrett – Great Dixter’s head gardener shares his expertise on planting

Product code: EVT01879

Thursday 11th April 2019

Enjoy a fascinating talk from Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter on designing with plants the Great Dixter Way, before enjoying a delicious two-course lunch and guided tour of the gardens at Highgrove.

Designing with Plants the Great Dixter Way

Fergus will talk about plant combinations in the garden, considering sense of place, colour, shape, texture and repetition. He will give examples of how to contrast one plant with another, adding punctuation in a border as well as creating intimacy, movement and balance.

Dine and Explore

Following your talk with Fergus Garrett you’ll enjoy a glass of Highgrove Champagne served with delicious canapes, before being seated in the beautiful setting of the Orchard Restaurant for a two-course lunch, freshly prepared by Highgrove’s resident chefs.

After lunch, one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s expert garden guides will lead you in groups on a 75 minute garden tour, where you’ll learn about the history of the estate while taking in the key highlights of the gardens, including breathtaking displays of Spring bulbs.

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  • 10:30am Guests arrive, morning coffee is served
  • 11:00am Talk by Fergus Garrett
  • 12:00pm Champagne and canapes served
  • 12:30pm Seated for two-course lunch
  • 1:30pm Garden tours (75 minutes)
  • 2:45pm Guests depart

Experience a special season in HRH’s gardens

Visit the Highgrove Estate shop

Celebrate a truly glorious time of the year

About Fergus Garrett

Fergus Garrett trained at Wye College, University of London. He was appointed in 1993 as Head Gardener of Great Dixter and is now CEO of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. Among other honours, Fergus was given the Royal Horticultural Society Associate of Honour in 2008 and in 2015 , the Veitch Memorial Medal for outstanding contribution to the practise of horticulture. His interest lies in plant communities in the wild, biodiversity in the gardening and the training of the young.



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