A chance to meet award win­ning gar­den de­signer James Bas­son

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Il-Ma­jjis­tral Park, to­gether with the Radis­son Blu Golden Sands Re­sort & Spa, have in­vited James Bas­son and his wife He­len for a special fund rais­ing event in aid of the park dur­ing which, Bas­son will be giv­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion about his gold medal and ‘Best Show Gar­den’ award win­ning de­sign at this year’s world renown Chelsea Flower Show.

Their idea for the de­sign of their award win­ning gar­den was a dis­used quarry in Malta and in­cluded in­dige­nous Mal­tese plants. Some of these plants were never be­fore shown in the UK. Since many were pro­tected, the Mal­tese gov­ern­ment gave James special per­mis­sion to use them.

There were some spe­cific plants that are unique to Malta, show­ing off the in­cred­i­ble di­ver­sity of our unique flora. Plants used for the de­sign in­cluded, Eu­phor­bia melitense, Darniella melitense, Li­mo­nium melitense, Mat­ti­ola in­cana subsp. Melitense and more.

Il-Ma­jjis­tral Park is pro­mot­ing the use of in­dige­nous plants in our gar­dens, round­abouts etc and the fact that abroad our plants, when used in­tel­li­gently, are win­ning prices, shows how much we can do with our own flora. But un­for­tu­nately, more of­ten than not, wild plants are re­moved from pub­lic gar­dens etc to be re­placed by alien species which re­quire more main­te­nance, more wa­ter and cost more.

James Bas­son’s pre­sen­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day 26th Novem­ber 2017 at 17:00 in the Ball Room Hall of the Radis­son Blu Golden Sands Re­sort & Spa and it will be fol­lowed by din­ner to­gether with our speak­ers, at the ‘Flavours’ res­tau­rant within the ho­tel it­self, mak­ing this event an even more re­ward­ing evening out.

Par­tic­i­pants can opt to ei­ther at­tend only the pre­sen­ta­tion or at­tend both pre­sen­ta­tion and din­ner.

The cost for at­tend­ing only the pre­sen­ta­tion is €10 whilst the pre­sen­ta­tion and din­ner with James costs €29 (drinks not in­cluded).

This is a fund rais­ing event so part of the pro­ceeds will go to help the park.

For book­ing and for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion send an email to walks@ma­jjis­tral.org

Reser­va­tion is only con­firmed once pay­ment is re­ceived.

Special thanks to Azure who have spon­sored James and He­len’s visit as well as The Radis­son Blu Golden Sands Re­sort & Spa for of­fer­ing for free the use of their Ball Room Hall for this venue.

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