Walled Garden, Conservatory, Courses & Lectures
Thu 19 Jul 2018
Neil Lucas: Using grasses & perennials in modern gardens
10am - 4.30pm
Spend the day with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as he explores the use of grasses and perennials in the modern garden to provide stunning design, easy maintenance and hugely enjoyable green spaces.

A passionate plantsman, Neil Lucas is acclaimed for his relaxed naturalistic planting style. This special event sees him expand upon his specialist subject to include the major role that perennials can play in the garden: their vivid colour and vital food for pollinating insects providing the perfect foil to the tactile nature, movement and lithe beauty of grasses.

Neil is an accomplished and enthusiastic speaker and photographer and uses his own, stunning images to illustrate his talks and his personal gardening philosophy. ‘Using grasses and perennials in the modern garden’ is his ultimate masterclass. Combined with a guided tour of the Piet Oudolf’s glorious contemporary walled garden at Scampston, this full day will provide practical advice and inspiration as participants come to understand how grasses and perennials can form a near perfect partnership, providing robust planting schemes able to suit most growing conditions and mimic nature to spectacular effect.

Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury launched this series of one-day workshops last year, with 13 events involving 20 tutors in 8 different venues. With the informal support of Gardens Illustrated magazine, we aimed to put on educational events across the British Isles. The experience has actually been more successful than we hoped, and so we are expanding the range this year, with a particular emphasis on 'reaching the parts other garden classes, don't reach'. 


Booking Information
The event is being organised by Garden Masterclass. Booking is essential as spaces are limited and expected to go quickly. Please go to: www.gardenmasterclass.org

Contact Details
Email: gardenmasterclass@gmail.com