Hosted by Gardens Illustrated and the expert plantspeople at The Plant Centre, Hortus Loci in Hampshire, our midsummer celebration starts in the late afternoon. There will be time for refreshments when you arrive before taking a tour of the nursery, to take a peek at some of the plants being grown ready for their starring roles at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Show. There will also be the opportunity to browse the nursery and make your own plant selections before enjoying a pre-dinner drink.
Dinner will be prepared for us by The Hobo.co artisan kitchen, to reflect the season and all that midsummer has to offer, with fresh flavours inspired by local produce
and a nod to traditional Scandinavian celebrations.
Jinny Blom’s design for the garden at Temple Guiting Manor offers an ebulliently romantic space that sits perfectly within its Cotswold location.
The evening’s finale will be a talk from award-winning designer Jinny Blom, who will tell us about her very varied recent commissions. She’ll discuss her approach to planting
design, art and architecture and some of the projects both here in the UK and abroad that she is currently working on.
Jinny Blom is an eclectic designer whose gardens include a Chelsea gold-winning show garden for Prince Harry, a rugged, naturalistic estate in Scotland, a wildlife-focussed retreat in Kenya and romantic Cotswold manor
house gardens. Her recent book The Thoughtful Gardener called for a more intelligent approach to garden design.
Mark Straver and Robin Wallis set up Hortus Loci in 2011. The nursery has become known for its expertise in sourcing a wide range of plants from around the world and working with designers to supply plants for their show gardens in particular at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Price £100 per person, including dinner, drinks and talk.
Date Saturday 22 June, 2019.
Venue The Plant Centre, Hortus Loci,
Hound Green, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8LQ.
4.30pm Refreshments and welcome introduction.
5pm Tour of the nursery.
5.45pm Return to the plant centre for drinks and opportunity to buy plants.
6.30pm Dinner served.
8.15pm Talk from award-winning designer Jinny Blom.
You can also sign up on the day for a loyalty card entitling you to a 10 per cent discount for further purchases at The Plant Centre Hortus Loci.
Tickets and directions will be sent out prior to the event. Booking is essential. Please advise us of any dietary or accessibility requirements.
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