Green fingered readers must not miss the upcoming talk on Friday 16th May 2014 from historian and gardener, Sir Roy Strong, on the creation of The Laskett Gardens, Herefordshire.

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The visionary garden designer and his late wife have spent the last forty years developing their four-acre field into the largest private formal gardens in England to exist since 1945. Together they have spectacularly planned and planted beautiful garden features, such as a rose garden, an orchard, fountains, topiaries, knot gardens and prairie style borders.

Taking place at the Yeo Valley HQ and Organic Garden, tickets cost £60 per person and can be booked through The day includes an illustrated talk, delicious lunch and a tour of the Organic Garden, where plants will be for sale.

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