Spring Events at Highgrove – Talking Gardens

The beautiful organic Royal Gardens at Highgrove the private home of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will open to the public for guided tours and events on selected dates during Spring 2020.

‘Talking Gardens’ has now become a popular event in the gardening calendar, hosting the nation’s leading garden designers and gardeners. This year the event takes place from 22nd to 26th April, promising a wealth of garden inspiration and expertise.

Among the line-up for 2020 is Alan Titchmarsh MBE, DL, HonFSE, who will be sharing his personal approach to gardening, with a philosophy that embraces nature and looks towards a legacy of health, beauty and joy. Andy Sturgeon, winner of eight Gold medals and three ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will discuss his philosophy and approach to creating dynamic contemporary gardens.

Leading innovator of no dig organic gardening since 1983, Charles Dowding will offer practical advice to help garden with greater speed, ease and productivity, while Kew trained botanist, RHS Ambassador and award-winning garden designer, James Wong, will wow the audience with his encyclopaedic knowledge, passion and experience, to help create a houseplant heaven.

Other speakers include Adam Frost who will share his passion for horticulture and how it is interwoven with his family life; Michael Marriott, senior Rosarian at David Austin Roses, Gardeners’ World presenter and leading gardening journalist, Rachel de Thame and celebrated plantsman Roy Lancaster OBE.

Each event includes a guided tour of the Royal Gardens followed either by a two-course lunch or Champagne Afternoon Tea. Visitors will learn how the interlinked organic gardens have been created with imagination by the Prince and how they reflect his deep commitment to sustainability.

Nigel Frost, Acting Chief Executive, Highgrove Enterprises commented: “We are delighted to announce that Highgrove will, once again, be hosting ‘Talking Gardens’.  This very special event is much loved by our visitors and with a fantastic line-up of guest speakers promises to be inspirational and filled with practical gardening anecdotes and advice.  The gardens in Springtime are truly special at Highgrove. We expect tickets to sell fast and very much look forward to welcoming our guests as we celebrate the opening of our 2020 season on the Royal Estate.”

All profits from the sale of Talking Gardens will be donated to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, a grant-making body which helps a wide range of causes, including projects in the built environment, young people and education, responsible enterprise and global sustainability.

To book, please visit the Highgrove website at www.highgrovegardens.com//talkinggardens

Picture credits: All images strictly ©Highgrove Enterprises.