Talk

Enchanting Plants

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

On Saturday 20 March, Hester Forde will be hosting a fascinating talk discussing enchanting plants.

Explore the diversity of hardy trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs you can grow in a small garden all year round. Be inspired by plant combinations and learn to recreate some of the plant vignettes yourself.

This talk is aimed at those with small gardens who want to maximise the space they have and grow more unusual plants.

Book your place today.

Hester Forde

Hester Forde is a renowned plants person, lecturer and garden writer. She has more than 30 years’ experience of growing and creating in her own garden at Coosheen. Her garden has featured in Gardens Illustrated and The Garden. She is secretary of the Cork Alpine Hardy Plant Society which hosts speakers from all over the globe. 

Hester is inspired by the way a garden is ever evolving; looking at nature, visiting other gardens, seeing plants in the wild in their natural environment and keeping up to date with the latest introductions in the plant world inspires her.