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Hidcote Manor Garden

Press Release - 25 February 2009

Public lecture: explore Hidcote garden

Local people can explore the delights of Hidcote, the celebrated Arts & Crafts garden, in an illustrated lunchtime lecture run by the University of Bath (Friday 27 February).

Head gardener Glyn Jones will guide people through the creation of the North Cotswolds garden and describe its series of outdoor rooms, each with its own unique character.

He will feature the garden at the time of its creator, Laurence Johnston, and look at present day research and restoration.

The garden is rich in unusual plants and trees from around the world and Mr Jones will describe one of Johnston’s plant hunting trips in the 1930s where he travelled from Hidcote to his garden in France on the Cote d’Azur and onto Yunnan in China.

Mr Jones has been Head Gardener at the National Trust property for 10 years and has worked in horticulture for over 30 years. He graduated from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh in 1986 and has worked at Tintinhull House in Somerset and at Peckover House in East Anglia.

The lunchtime lecture will from 12.15pm to 1.15pm at Carpenter House, Broad Quay, the University’s city centre location.

Tickets cost £6.50 which includes a sandwich lunch. To book online please see the Related Links section or call 01225 386587.

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