Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Dig In | Events - COM­PILED BY ALYS HURN AND AN­NIE GATTI

Flo­ral Fan­ta­sia RHS Gar­den Hyde Hall has teamed up with Thomp­son & Mor­gan to cre­ate a large-scale dis­play of more than 1,000 sum­mer bed­ding plants planted in pots and hang­ing bas­kets. The dis­play in­cludes new in­tro­duc­tions and of­fers a wealth of gar­den­ing in­spi­ra­tion for vis­i­tors. Un­til 30 Septem­ber. RHS Gar­den Hyde Hall, Chelms­ford, Essex CM3 8ET. Tel 01245 402019, rhs.org.uk APLD In­ter­na­tional De­sign Con­fer­ence Di­ver­sity by De­sign, the APLD’s In­ter­na­tional De­sign Con­fer­ence, takes place this year in Toronto. An im­pres­sive pro­gramme of gar­den and nurs­ery vis­its, in­clud­ing rooftops and the re­stored Toronto wa­ter­front, has been or­gan­ised along­side the con­fer­ence talks and dis­cus­sions. 13-17 Septem­ber. apld.org The Art of Mak­ing Build­ings A ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive of the work of one of the world’s lead­ing ar­chi­tects Renzo Piano, whose de­signs in­clude The Shard in Lon­don and the Pom­pi­dou Cen­tre in Paris, opens this month at the Royal Acad­emy. 15 Septem­ber – 20 Jan­uary 2019, 10am-6pm. £14. Royal Acad­emy, Burling­ton House, Pic­cadilly, Lon­don W1S 3ET. Tel 020 7300 8000, roy­ala­cademy.org.uk Leed’s Cas­tle Fes­ti­val of Flow­ers A se­lec­tion of award-win­ning, in­ter­na­tional flo­ral de­sign­ers will cre­ate stun­ning dis­plays in­side and around the cas­tle and give spe­cial­ist talks, work­shops and demon­stra­tions dur­ing the five-day fes­ti­val. 15-20 Septem­ber, 10am-6pm. £25. Leeds Cas­tle, Maid­stone, Kent ME17 1PL. Tel 01622 765400, leeds-cas­tle.com Hu­man Na­ture Fol­low a new sculp­ture trail, cu­rated by Gallery Pan­golin, through the ro­man­tic gar­dens of The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Som­er­set. Ten strik­ing pieces by sculp­tors in­clud­ing Lynn Chad­wick, Jon Buck and Wil­liam Tucker, will be on show. 15 Septem­ber – 25 Novem­ber, 10am-4pm. Open daily. Stan­dard gar­den ad­mis­sion. The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Som­er­set BA5 2PD. Tel 01749 988111, bish­opspalace.org.uk Tour Great Fos­ters Take a guided tour of one of the finest Arts and Crafts gar­dens in Europe in aid of Peren­nial, the Gar­den­ers’ Royal Benev­o­lent So­ci­ety. In­cludes buffet lunch. 18 Septem­ber, 11am-3.30pm. £70. Great Fos­ters, Stroude Road, Egham, Sur­rey TW20 9UR. Tel 0800 093 8510, peren­nial.org.uk Bril­liant Bulbs Don’t miss Sarah Raven’s talk on the prac­ti­cal­i­ties of bulb grow­ing, just in time for plant­ing spring bulbs. Sarah will rec­om­mend some of the best cul­ti­vars, and ex­plain how to cre­ate a suc­cess­ful dis­play for bor­ders, pots and nat­u­ral­is­ing in grass. 18 Septem­ber, 10.30am-3.30pm. £150. Parham Park, West Sus­sex RH20 4HS. Tel 0345 092 0283, sarahraven.com Flo­ral Art Us­ing sea­sonal flow­ers, florist Shane Con­nolly will demon­strate how he cre­ates his large, dra­matic in­stal­la­tions with­out us­ing flo­ral foam. The price of the one-day work­shop, in­cludes ma­te­ri­als and a light lunch. 19 Septem­ber, 10am-4pm. £325. Unit 7 La­timer Road In­dus­trial Es­tate, La­timer Road, Lon­don W10 6RQ. Tel 020 8964 4398, shanecon­nolly.co.uk Distinc­tive Gar­den De­sign Ac­claimed gar­den de­signer Jinny Blom will dis­cuss the de­sign of sev­eral of her re­cent com­mis­sions, from in­cep­tion to com­ple­tion, and re­veal some of the prac­ti­cal de­ci­sions she had to make along the way. 20 Septem­ber, 10.15am-1pm. £90. Co­ton Manor, Co­ton Road, Northamp­ton NN6 8RQ. Tel 01604 740219, co­ton­manor.co.uk Prop­a­ga­tion for Be­gin­ners Pick up tips and ad­vice on how to give seeds and cut­tings the best chance of grow­ing into healthy plants from Chelsea Physic Gar­den head gar­dener Nell Jones. 20 Septem­ber, 11.30am-1pm. £30. Chelsea Physic Gar­den, 66 Royal Hospi­tal Road, Lon­don SW3 4HS. Tel 020 7352 5646, chelsea­physic­gar­den.co.uk

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