Cranborne Garden Centre announces summer schedule

Cranborne Garden Centre has announced its schedule of events for the summer 2015 season.

The first of its Evening Talks held in the Caf? will take place on Tuesday 30th June at 6pm.? Garden historian Christine Stones will visit the Garden Centre to discuss ?Plant Hunters? ? how certain species were brought back to the UK, who were the leaders in the field when it came to plant exploration?? How have these expeditions affected the modern garden?? Who sent these explorers on their way?

Christine Stones has a background of broadcasting having worked?at the BBC as a producer and a presenter before turning to the academic world.? She has visited and recorded over 300 gardens in the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Ecuador, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Holland, Italy, Russia and Germany.

The team at Cranborne Garden Centre has arranged for a selection of experts to present the evening talks throughout the season with topics covering gardening, the environment, natural health and history.? Tickets cost ?10, a 20% discount will be offered to groups of 4 and over booking together.

Bee Friendly Gardens by Brigit Strawbridge – Tues 14th July 6pm

Behind The Scenes at Chelsea by Jenny Noscoe, garden designer – Tues 8th Sept 6pm

Growing Herbs for Health by Luzia Barclay – Tues 20th Oct 6pm

Gardens of the First World War by Christine Stones – Tues 10th Nov 6pm

Claire Whitehead, co-owner of Cranborne Garden Centre and Cranborne resident, said: ?The summer season is well underway here at the Garden Centre and we?re very excited to kick off our evening talks with ?Plant Hunters?.

?We have such a beautiful location and it is particularly stunning on summer evenings, watching the sun go down.? We are very much looking forward to working with all these different experts, who are very keen to be involved with what we are doing here.

?There is so much more to Cranborne Garden Centre than your traditional garden retail outlet.? Customers come to the Garden Centre for expert advice, inspiration and a unique experience, the events that we will run will help to enrich this experience.?

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