This practical Bulbs symposium includes the following:

Lectures and workshops with head gardener Fergus Garrett will explore the following topics:

  • An introduction to Great Dixter
  • Choosing and using Bulbs – the varied use of bulbs in the garden including permanent underplanting, using bulbs as pocket plantings and creating bulb displays in containers
  • Bedding out with bulbs
  • Integrating bulbs in borders – permanent planting
  • Nursery propagation – general propagation techniques as well as seasonal propagation.  Pruning, composting, protection of tender plants and the shutting down of a garden for the winter
  • A visit to The Silk Route Garden, Woolbeding to plant species bulbs throughout the rock garden areas

Also includes:

  • An in-depth tour of the house with an insight into how garden and house intertwine
  • Suppers in the House with time for discussion with members of the Great Dixter team

Accommodation and meals are included within the price of the course, which is £3200. A place can be secured by payment of a deposit of £650 with payment of the balance being due 8 weeks before the symposium start date. Further information, including our cancellation policy, is available here.