Sir Roy Strong to talk at Wyevale Nurseries open day

WHO/WHAT: A LANDSCAPE designer, writer and ex-Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum will be the guest speaker this Wednesday (July 2, 2014) during an open day at one of the UK?s leading commercial nurseries.

Sir Roy Strong will be at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford to meet landscapers, amenities experts and plant buyers from garden centres that have been invited to the event.

WHERE/WHEN:Wyevale Nurseries, which is located just off the Kings Acre Road in Hereford, on Wednesday, July 2 from 10am until 4pm.

WHY/HOW: Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: ?We are delighted that Sir Roy will be our guest speaker for our open day. He has had a varied career and we think his talk will be very interesting.?

Sir Roy joined the National Portrait Gallery in 1959 and became its Director in 1967. In 1973 he became Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, a post which he resigned in 1987 to pursue a freelance career in the media and as a writer and consultant.

He was knighted in 1983. Over the years he has written extensively on the country?s history and culture, as well as on garden design. His more recent books include The Laskett, The Story of a Garden, Coronation, A Little History of the English Country Church and Visions of England.

Adam added: ?We are hoping the event will be entertaining and inspirational for those that attend. We will start the open day with a tour of the nursery. People will be able to see how we care for the broad range of products that we grow. There will also be a hog roast lunch provided by a local butcher. We will end the day with a little fun in the form of an archery competition.

?The day is open to all including our current customers, landscape architects, garden designers, landscape contractors as well as retailers and plant Cash & Carry businesses.We pride ourselves on the high quality of our plants and the incredible range we offer. We thought it would be a great idea to invite people to come and see it for themselves.?

CONTACT: For further media details, please call Wyevale Nurseries on 01432 845200. Alternatively, please contact Porcupine PR on 01278 446801 or email

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