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Here’s a selection of gardening events to look out for during the next few weeks. NT denotes National Trust.


Send us details of your event at least six weeks before publication and we will publicise it free of charge. Make sure you let us know where the event is being held, at what time and with a contact telephone number. We’ll make every effort to include the event but cannot guarantee it.


We take great care to ensure that details are correct at the time of going to press, but we advise you to check before making a long journey as sometimes details change at the last minute. All NGS open gardens can be found on www.ngs.org.uk


Please send by email to timeoff@countrygardener.co.uk or by post to Mount House, Halse, Taunton, TA4 3AD. Remember to include your contact details.


MARCH DIARY 10th


Exeter, Poltimore 17th


GARDEN EVENTS AROUND DEVON compiled by Kate Lewis 16th


Dulford Thornhayes Nursery, 01884 266746 Fruit and Ornamental Trees in Containers This workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn more about how to successfully grow healthy trees in pots and the pitfalls to avoid. Plants and materials will be on sale. £45.


Hartland Abbey, 01237 441234


focus on the preparation and completion of the Gold Medal winning Brewin Dolphin Garden. 7pm. £15, including glass of wine.


23th Barnstaple, Marwood Hill Gardens, 01626 882282


Daffodils at Hartland Abbey A chance to see Hartland’s wonderful collection of historic daffodils, many of which were planted 150 years ago. Recently, more have been transplanted from Grenville College, a former family home and now a development site. Enjoy a walk through woodland paths to the Gazebo and the newly restored Summer house, hidden since 1945. 11am – 4pm. Entry to the grounds £4, under-5s free, over-5s £1


Mother’s Day Open Afternoon mothers day Treat mum - and the rest of the family! – to a stroll around the grounds of Poltimore and witness spring in all its glory. Afternoon tea will be available in the Chapel. Dogs on leads welcome. 12pm – 4pm. Adults £1.50


22th Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre, 01822 854769 The Garden House Lecture: ‘Going for Gold at Chelsea’ – Cleve West Cleve West has won seven RHS Gold Medals including Best in Show in 2011 and 2012. At this illustrated talk he will show some of his previous design work and


Walk, lecture and lunch Enjoy a guided walk of Marwoood’s beautiful gardens with head gardener, Malcolm Pharoah, followed by a two-course hot lunch and an illustrated talk entitled ‘Great Gardens of the World’ by plantswoman and author, Sally Gregson. DGT members £17.50, non-members £20.


24th Yealmpton, Growers Organics, 01752 881180


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