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Tom Stuart-Smith – The global garden designer explores cultural influences around the world

Product code: EVT01877

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Enjoy a fascinating talk from Tom Stuart-Smith, Chelsea gold-medal-winning landscape architect on the role of culture in gardens before enjoying a delicious two-course lunch and guided tour of the gardens at Highgrove.

Gardens and Culture

Tom Stuart-Smith has designed a number of gardens around the world, from the waterways of Kerala to the Medina of the Marrakech and this has led him to realise that our approach to gardening in Britain is both unique and eccentric. In this fascinating talk, Tom will look at some of the gardens he has made in India, Morocco, the Caribbean and the US, in contrast to some of the gardens he has made in the UK, to illustrate the different place that gardens occupy in different cultures.

Dine and Explore

Following your talk with Tom Stuart-Smith 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 Tom Stuart-Smith
  • 12:00pm Champagne and canapes served
  • 12:30pm Seated for two-course lunch
  • 1:30pm Garden tours (75 minutes)
  • 2:45pm Guests depart

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About Tom Stuart-Smith

Tom Stuart-Smith is a landscape architect whose work is characterised by strong contrasts between built form and naturalist planting. Tom read zoology at Cambridge before completing a post-graduate degree in Landscape Design and set up his own practice in 1998. He has designed a number of gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show. Eight of these have been awarded gold medals, and three have won ‘Best in Show’.



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