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Gloucestershire – Managing a Perennial Prairie Garden – Skills Day – Booking suspended subject to government advice – Please check for regular updates


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Pindrup Farm is a private garden which has been redesigned in several phases by Tom Stuart Smith, over the past 5 years. It includes a large walled garden completely filled with a perennial prairie planting. Other parts of the garden include herbaceous borders, roses, fruit trees, topiary, lawns alongside the river Coln, and courtyard planting.

The walled garden prairie planting has been in place for 4-5 years and is in need of some management. In particular there is a need to reduce the amount of yellow flowering plants in late summer autumn. Examples include solidago and symphium.

Joanne Best, the Head Gardener, will start with an introduction about all the plants that make up the prairie planting and how to identify them, with time to have a good look at each section. We will then carefully dig out a proportion of the ones agreed to be reduced.

There will be time to have a look at the rest of the garden.

The cost of this PSD is £25.  Please bring a garden fork, secateurs would be helpful, as well as gloves and weather appropriate clothing.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Event Details

Date: May 15, 2020

Start time: 10:00

End time: 15:00

Venue: Coln St Dennis, Gloucestershire