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Pruning climbing plants with Andrew Simmons

Wednesday 18th September, 10.30am – 1pm

Our last workshop of the season will demonstrate how climbing plants and wall shrubs such as Hydrangea and Wisteria are pruned. Andrew will also show the work that is carried out on the roses in the castle gardens, which are growing on poles and chains.

We will discuss the common problem with climbing roses when all the growth is at the top of the wall, and we will demonstrate how the climbing Rose Sander’s White in the walled garden is trained, ensuring the wall is completely covered to create a beautiful floral display.

Andrew Simmons has been a leading gardener for many decades. His last garden was Balmoral Castle where he managed the gardens for 10 years and he has been Head Gardener at Floors for 12 years. He is a passionate Gardener, always working to the highest horticultural standards, his enthusiasm and knowledge make this workshop the perfect opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to learn new skills and ideas.


Times: 10.30am (Coffee and Shortbread served on arrival). Workshop commences 10.50am (Duration 2 Hours). Soup and sandwiches following the event will also be included, as well as FREE access to our beautiful Walled Garden and Castle.

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