Garden show extravaganza
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