Talking Gardens 2019 at Highgrove

Five days of horticultural inspiration and expertise from the nation’s best loved gardeners and garden designers, will once again feature at Highgrove, the beautiful organic gardens of HRH The Prince of Wales in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Talking Gardens‘ will help celebrate 25 years of the gardens at Highgrove, in aid of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. From 9th to 13th April 2019, leading horticulturists will be presenting talks on topics ranging from transforming a tired patio garden into a wildlife oasis to discovering how an award-winning photographer captures the spirit of a garden on camera.

Tom Stuart-Smith, Chelsea gold-medal winning landscape architect, will talk about the role of culture in gardens and look at some of the gardens he has made in India, the Caribbean and the US in contract to some he has made in the UK. Matthew Wilson, winner of the People’s Choice Award at RHS Chelsea 2016 and a regular on BBC Gardeners’ Question time, will illustrate the principles of making a garden using examples of his design projects over the last two decades. Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter’s head gardener will share his expertise on planting and talk about planting combinations.

Kate Bradbury, (pictured right) an award-winning author and journalist, will be illustrating how you can turn your garden into a wildlife haven.

Jason Ingram (pictured below left) will be showing his beautiful photographs taken through the seasons and discussing how he captures the spirit of a garden in wide and macro detail. Other speakers include Christine Walkden, Alan Titchmarsh and Adam Frost.

Tickets are selling fast with some speakers are already sold out. As part of every speaker event, guests will also enjoy a 75 minute tour of The Prince of Wales’s private gardens at Highgrove and either a delicious champagne afternoon tea or a two-course lunch in the Orchard Room Restaurant on the estate.

All profits from the sale of the event will be donated to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, 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.

For information on speakers and ticket availability please visit: book, please visit the Highgrove website at, or call 0333 222 4555.

Picture credits: All structly ©Talking Gardens, The Royal Gardens, Highgrove