The incredible 180 acre Sir Harold Hilliers Gardens is world famous for its arboretum and gardens. The gardens are home to 13 national collections, more than 500 champion trees and 42,000 plants from around the world. Highlights include the magnolia avenue, Acer valley, the bog garden, hydrangea walk, spring walk and the heather garden.
The workshop will be led by Fran Clifton, who has been Head Gardener at Hilliers for over 20 years and Patrick, Manager of the Hydrangea area. They will take you through the different Hydrangea species and pruning techniques to ensure that you can get the best from the species in your care. The day will include a theory session and guided walk as well as a practical session pruning different species.
The cost of this workshop is £40 per WFGA member and £50 per non-member. There are facilities on site to purchase refreshments or you can bring a packed lunch which you can eat in a covered area. A hot drink will be provided in the morning. Participants would have to bring their own secateurs ( cleaned and disinfected) and pruning saw.