Gar­den show ex­trav­a­ganza

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Th­reave Gar­den and Es­tate is gear­ing up for a new event.

The Na­tion­alTrust for Scotland prop­erty on the out­skirts of Cas­tle Dou­glas will host the very firstTh­reave Gar­den­ing Show from June 21 to 23.

It’s a chance for gar­den­ers to get ad­vice and ideas from peo­ple who have in­no­vated, trans­formed and de­vel­oped outstandin­g gar­dens.

Ad­vance ticket sales have gone so well that a shut­tle bus will run be­tween Cas­tle Dou­glas town cen­tre and the gar­dens.

NTS’gen­eral man­ager for the re­gion, Richard Pol­ley, said:“Th­reave has been the proud home of the Na­tion­alTrust for Scotland’s School of Her­itage Gar­den­ing since its foundation in 1960.

“As we head to our 60th an­niver­sary, what bet­ter way to mark six decades of ed­u­cat­ing and train­ing so many outstandin­g hor­ti­cul­tur­ists who have de­vel­oped amaz­ing ca­reers than es­tab­lish­ing a new tra­di­tion which we know will be­come a firm fea­ture in our cal­en­dars:Th­reave Gar­den­ing Show.”

Ex­hibitors will dis­play new plants, sculp­tures, tools and ser­vices from land­scape de­sign to gar­den main­te­nance. There will also be inspiring talks and daily demon­stra­tion from the her­itage gar­den­ing school.

Head gar­dener Michael Lawrie, said: “This year’s co­hort of students and our res­i­dent in­struc­tors con­tinue a proud tra­di­tion and our series of daily demon­stra­tions dur­ingTh­reave Gar­den­ing Show will show­case their abil­i­ties and ed­u­cate at­ten­dees about some of our top tips and trade se­crets.

Demon­stra­tor Owen Har­low, Scotland’s Young Hor­ti­cul­turtist of the Year 2018 and 2019, will be at the event

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