October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Clotworthy House, Antrim, BT41 4LH
IGPS Members Free, Non-Members £3 Refreshments Provided
Three Gardens along the Gulf Stream.
by John Anderson, Head Gardener of the spectacular 200 acre Exbury Gardens, Hampshire, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs.
The lecture will focus on the three gardens John has been Head Gardener in for the past 30 years and all influenced by the Gulf Stream.
- Mount Usher Gardens, Co. Wicklow, a 20 acre Robinsonian Garden with a very natural feel to the gardens, with good collections of Nothofagus, Eucryphia and Eucalyptus.
- Inverewe Gardens in western Scotland is the crown in the jewel of the Scottish National Trust. This 100 acre gardens is often referred to the ‘Tresco of the North’ with an extensive collection of Southern Hemisphere plants with dramatic seascapes on the north west of Scotland, including Meconopsis, Rhododendrons, Magnolia etc.
- Exbury Gardens a 200 acre woodland garden in a 250 year old landscape garden by the River Beaulieu in the New Forest. A garden renowned for its huge collection of spring flowers followed by large drifts of Hydrangeas and summer colour leading into a blaze of autumn colour.
Three very different gardens all with excellent plants and history.