Thursday, 2 August 2012

Events in August!

Can you belive it? Another month has gone! :) May and July where probably the best one to get some inspiration and new ideas, while with its courses, August seems the best one to improve our own knowledge and skills!

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- 4thand 5th August - Claremont Landscape is considered one of the finest gardens of the English Landscape style. Its own creation and development has involved great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and 'Capability' Brown. In 1726 it was described as 'the noblest of any in Europe' and the garden today is of national importance. In these two days, the Belvedere Tower (an Italian word that mean 'Good View') will be open to the pubblic and it will be a good occasion to see the garden from there and join the love for gardens with the interest of history. It is part of the of the National Trust and it is well connected with the pubblic service... another good reason why I am seriously planning to go! :)

- 8th August - Fruit identification day: plums, earlyapples and pears at Wisley. A free service to help you identify what it is growing in the garden. Times: 11am-1pm and 2-4pm.
- 8th August - On the same day at RHS Wisley Garden, Cultivate some colour: a half day course to learn how to propagate tender perennial
- 11th August -Agapanthus extravaganza: Dick Fulcher, Agapanthus national collection holder, will give a talk about these fascinating summer plants in the Plant Centre of RHS Wisley Garden, covering cultivation and care, range of plants, and how to use them in the garden.

- 18th and 19 August - Fuchsias in the Glasshouse - a new event held in the Glasshouse Gallery of Wisley Garden
- 21st August - Tree and Shrub Pruning course at Wisley Garden

- 25th August Close-up Photography one day course with Adrian Davies at Wisley Garden
- 25th August to 30th September - Surrey Sculpture Society trail: one of the largest exhibitions of sculpture in the country, on display at Wisley against the beautiful backdrop of the late summer garden.
- 30th August - Harvesting and preparing seed. Explore the best techniques and timings for harvesting, as well as when to sow and how to treat your seed to ensure maximum germination rates.
- 30th August to 16th September: I maestri delpaesaggio/Landscape masters - Even if this event will not be in London, but in Bergamo (Italy) it is worth mentioning! The list of partecipants is really mouth watering: Cleve West, Andy Sturgeon, Luciano Giubbilei, Peter Walker, Christian Dobrick,Gabriele G. Kiefer, John Brook just to name some...
      And even if you have never been to Italy it is a very confortable trip: direct flights starts from as little as £ 33.00, and take only two hours from Stansted airport to Orio al Serio Airport, where a bus brings you into the heart of the town in less then 30'. Couldn't be a nice idea for a weekend escape? :)

 As usual, do not forget to visit or to brownse your yellow book of gardens open for charity!
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See you next week! :)

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