Experts & Artisans in the Demo Tipi 2019

Our second speaker zone is the Demo Tipi up on the Top Lawn. Confirmed so far we are delighted to welcome Georgie Newbery from Common Farm Flowers, talking on growing and arranging your own home-grown flowers; Catherine Nix from My Scented Home who will be showing how to create a wheat or lavender wreath and selling kits you can make at home; and Aldetha Raymond from Candide on Eating your Enemies – weeds you can eat. 

Check back in here from time to time for news of more speakers and times.

 

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Find out more about our demo’s & workshops at forde below:

Saturday 15th September

Tea Tent

Jane Welsh: Basket Making

Wild HiveBee Watson, Make Paper Flowers

Thornhayes Nursery : Apple Identification Display

Meadow Swirl

Learn to make a meadowPaul Jupp, Meadow in my Garden

Herbaceous Borders

Andrew MayburyPhotography Workshop

Demo Tipi

Times TBC

Forde’s Trees

Kevin Croucher – Tree Tour, Forde Abbey’s rare and unusual trees

Serena de la Hey’s Willow Wonder

Serena de la Hey: Save the M5 Willow Man

Great Hall

Matt Biggs: In Conversation with Jim Buttress

Toby Buckland: Practical Autumn Gardening

Gardeners Q & A with Toby, Jim Buttress and Matt Biggs

Long Grass Area (East Lawn)

Chris Riley: Scything – all days demo’s on meadow and long grass management

Walled Garden

Ollie Hone, Gardener: Kitchen Garden Tours & Tasters

 

 

 

Sunday 16th September

Tea Tent

Jane Welsh: Basket Making

Wild Hive – Bee Watson, Make Paper Flowers

Thornhayes Nursery : Apple Identification Display

Meadow Swirl

Learn to make a meadow – Paul Jupp, Meadow in my Garden

Herbaceous Borders

Andrew Maybury – Photography Workshop

Demo Yurt

Times TBC

Forde’s Trees

Kevin Croucher: Tree Tours – meet at 12.30pm at the Plant Creche

Serena de la Hey’s Willow Wonder

Serena de la Hey: Save the M5 Willow Man

Great Hall

Alys Fowler: In conversation with Jim Buttress

Toby Buckland: Practical Autumn Gardening

Gardeners Q & A with Toby Buckland, Alys Fowler and Jim Buttress

Long Grass Area (East Lawn)

Chris Riley: Learn to Scythe & manage wild meadows and long grass

Walled Garden

Ollie Hone, Gardener: Kitchen Garden Tours & Tasters

 

 

 

Walled Garden Tours

Dating back to the 19th century, Forde’s Walled Garden is the working part of the garden situated behind the house, a series of rectangular beds bisected by paths and edged on one side by lean-to greenhouses. In late summer, the Garden is replete with cut flowers and vegetables, including dahlias, cosmos and marigolds in full bloom, with ripening pumpkins, cabbages, kale and blocks of sweetcorn. In the adjacent greenhouses there are grapevines dripping with bunches of grapes. Today the garden produces enough fruit, vegetables and flowers for use in the house and tearoom for much of the year. From here you can access the shop and Forde’s lovely Plant Centre and chat to gardener Ollie Hone, and try some tasters from the garden.