4th & 5th August 2023
Vivary Park

Seeds of Knowledge Marquee

Garden Question Time shot of panel and audience

Our popular Seeds of Knowledge Marquee will be the venue for Ask the Gardeners and various talks by experts.

Hosted by Apple FM

No need to book, just arrive early and find a seat.

Friday 5th August 2022




12:00 - 12:45

Jenny Short

Perfect Partners - How to transform your planting from ordinary to wonderful by carefully choosing how you combine your plants.

13:00 - 13:45

Jim Buttress

Jim will be chatting about his 25 years as a superintendent of the Royal Parks, Clarence House and Buckingham Place.

14:00 - 15:00

Ask the Gardener

Direct your queries to our experts

Jim Buttress, Vic Verrier MBE & Andrew Pitman (Monkton Elm Garden Centre)

15:15 - 15:45

Helen Gillingham

The "No-Dig" method of growing vegetables

16:00 - 16:30

Denise Cross – County Flowers

Floristry Education


Saturday 6th August 2022




11:00 - 11:45

Ray Martin – The Rose Society

All about Roses

12:00 - 12:45

Nicky Heal - Nicky’s Flower Studio

From Sowing, Growing to Arranging – A demonstration with locally grown and sourced flowers.

13:00 - 14:00

Val Stones

Chatting Bake Off and everything else whilst demonstrating her skills!

14:15 - 15:15

Ask The Gardener

Direct your questions to our experts

Kath Crouch, James Harris and Tom Adkin

15:30 - 16:15

Tom Adkin - Piccolo Plants

How to get the best out of your indoor and outdoor plants.