Monty Don to address Horticulture Wales

Renowned gardening writer and broadcaster Monty Don has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major celebration of Welsh horticulture taking place next month [March].

On Monday 9 March, supply chain efficiency project Horticulture Wales is staging ?Bringing Growers Together? at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire, a one-day conference specifically for fruit, veg, flower, plant, and tree growers, along with other representatives from the wider horticulture industry.

The event will see Monty talk about his philosophy of growing and share stories from his illustrious career. In addition, Stephen Hedderly, Managing Director of Bedfordshire Growers ? one of the largest and most successful vegetable co-operatives in the UK ? will speak about the opportunities offered by collaborative working, while Simon Goodenough, Curator of Horticulture at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, will explore the role of botanic gardens in the 21st century and how they can build relationships with commercial growers.

Attendees will also get to participate in a fun and informal ?Cultivating Connections? speed networking session, giving them a fantastic opportunity to meet with other growers from right across Wales and share their experiences.

Dr David Skydmore, Project Director of Horticulture Wales, commented: ?This event will provide a perfect platform for growers and the wider horticulture sector in Wales to meet, share ideas and insight, and discuss the challenges our industry faces.?

The ?Bringing Growers Together? conference will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm, with attendees treated to a Welsh-sourced organic buffet lunch.

Growers and others working in the Welsh horticulture sector keen to attend the event are required to pre-register in advance as soon as possible.

For further details contact Horticulture Wales on (01978) 293967 or email

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