Gardening lectures and talks

The Oudolf Gardens at Hauser and Wirth Somerset with Jason Ingram and Rory Dusoir

Ref: SGT09506

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About this course

Accomplished plantsman Rory Dusoir and photographer Jason Ingram will talk about their latest collaboration, a book, Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser & Wirth Somerset , giving insights into the planting combinations and horticultural know-how behind the gardens.

Course Description

Oudolf fans will delight in this evening lecture where accomplished plantsman Rory Dusoir and photographer Jason Ingram will talk about their latest collaboration, a beautiful book about the gardens of Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm in Somerset. This lecture will give you an insight into the planting combinations and the horticultural knowhow behind the gardens.

This is an evening talk - arrival and time of talk are as follows:
6-6.30pm - Gather for a glass of wine in the Oak Hall, West Dean College.
7pm - Lecture begins in The Old Library, West Dean College.
8.30pm - Lecture ends.


Please refer to times given in 'About your course'.

Course Materials

What students need to bring

If you are interested in purchasing Rory and Jason's new book, then please bring cash or cheque.


Jason Ingram

Jason Ingram is an award winning garden photographer who travels widely photographing gardens, plants and people for magazines, books and advertising. He also works with top international garden designers on private projects and has provided photography for numerous best selling gardening books. Jason won the Garden Media Guild Photographer of the Year Award in 2013, 2014 and Features Photographer of the Year in 2016. Jason regularly teaches Garden Photography courses and lectures about his work and he is a member of The Garden Photographers Association and the Association of Photographers.

My approach is relaxed and informative. I like to engage the student as much as possible and break down the technical jargon that is often associated with photography so that the student can concentrate on the aesthetic.

My own work is inspired by the great landscape photographs of Ansel Adams and Carleton Watkins. I see garden photography as the smaller landscape and apply a similar approach to my work.

Rory Dusoir

Rory Dusoir decided to pursue a career in horticulture while studying for a classics degree at Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating, he worked at Great Dixter as assistant head gardener prior to undertaking the prestigious Kew Diploma.

Rory has written on a wide range of horticultural topics and has also contributed to two books: Plant User Handbook and Roses: A Celebration. His latest book, on Piet Oudolf's landscape work for Hauser & Wirth Somerset will be published in September 2019.


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