Famous gardens from a gardener’s perspective

Gorgeous gardens EMN-140318-144524001
Gorgeous gardens EMN-140318-144524001
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Several times gold medal winner at Chelsea, Martin S Walker, is the speaker at the March meeting of the Lincolnshire Hardy Plant Society.

The meeting takes place in William Farr School at Welton on Saturday, March 29, starting at 2pm.

Visitors are welcome, with admission £4, including refreshment; members admission £2.50.

Martin will be taking a look at the famous gardens of Sissinghurst, Hidcote and Great Dixter from a gardener’s perspective; exploring garden style, planting ideas and then explaining how they can be incorporated into the average small garden that most of us have and enjoy.

His interest in gardening began at an early age, working with his grandfather on his allotment.

It continued to develop during his schooling and started in earnest as an apprentice gardener at Golden Acre Park in 1972.

His gardening style is inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement and influential garden figures such as Willliam Robinson, Gertrude Jekyll, Vita Sackville-West, Christopher Lloyd and Marjorie Fish.