Festival of the Garden: The Culture of Place

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 July

What makes a place?
Charleston is the perfect setting for a series of talks that seek to address this question.

Curated by landscape designer and eight times Chelsea Gold Medallist Tom Stuart-Smith

What makes a place interesting and engaging? Can the garden, whether it be ancient or modern, tell a story and how is that narrative framed? How do we go about finding an appropriate design language for a garden? 8 talks by leading gardeners, designers, ecologists, campaigners and writers will explore this fascinating territory over two days. There will also be a plant stall, cream teas and free demonstrations by local craftspeople on skills as diverse as hedge-laying, bee-keeping and green timber.













With events including:
Vanessa Bell Floristry workshop with Carllson & Co
Wild Lands with Charlie Burrell
Landscape and Emotion with architect Kim Wilkie
Faded Glories with photographer Rachel Warne
The Culture of Gardening with Tom Stuart-Smith
Gravetye Manor, The Development of an Historic Garden with Tom Coward
The Magic Of Dixter with Fergus Garrett
The Garden at Charleston with Dr Darren Clarke, and Mark Divall, chaired by Tom Stuart-Smith

Hidden Nature with Alys Fowler
Poetry in the Walled Garden

£12 per event/£10 concessions

Photos by Marcus Harpur