TALKS AND GARDENERS’ QUESTION TIME

Come and be inspired by our wonderful speakers; we are really thrilled to be bringing you such a wide variety of talks this year.

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PROGRAMME

‘GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR COOKING’ BY ELODIE STANLEY & FLORA’S KITCHEN: Everyday nutrients and how they behave in the kitchen

This year we welcome back Elodie Stanley, an experienced and knowledgeable nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner who last year talked about the nutrient values and established health benefits of the various ingredients used by Flora Gordon Clark who demonstrated how to make iconic summer soups and delicious salsas. Flora Gordon Clark is an accomplished and inspirational Chef and founder of “Flora’s Kitchen” in Lasham where she runs a wide range of cooking courses catering for all ages ranging from younger people eating on a budget to older people interested in eating for longevity.

GARDENERS’ QUESTION TIME

One of the highlights of the Hampshire Country & Garden Festival will be a ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’. Chaired by Stefan Buczacki, well known former panelist and Chairman on Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ he also wrote and presented ‘The Gardening Quiz’ on Radio 4. One of the most experienced and prolific non-fiction authors in the country, he has written around sixty books.

One of our speakers Rosy Hardy will be joined on the Panel by David Jewell, Head of Collections at The Hillier Arboretum, which jointly in 2017 won the Best in Category award with (Osborne House, Isle of Wight) for the Heritage Park/Garden of the Year award. Previously, David was Floral Superintendent at R.H.S. Wisley, and is a contributor to The R.H.S. Garden Journal. He also  lectures on horticulture through out the U.K. They will also be joined by Jez Stamp, one half of JamesonStamp, Jez is a plantsman and garden designer.  Jez is an RHS prize winner, he won the Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year in 2014 and is a gardening expert on BBC Radio Bristol.  He worked as a nurseryman for a number of his formative years plus a stint as a researcher on BBC Gardeners’ World and has run a hands on garden design and development company for the last 7 years.

MARCUS BARNETT: IN CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP GEDDES: ‘From Minefields to Magnolias’

Marcus graduated with Distinction from the Inchbald School of Garden Design, after a radical change of career.

In 1991 he was commissioned from RMA Sandhurst into the Scots Guards, and served on overseas operations as an Army officer for 7 years, including three years as a Royal Equerry.

While at the Inchbald, he teamed up with a fellow student to create his first garden at the Chelsea Flower Show , which went on to win a Gold Medal and Best Show Garden in its category. He has made four further gardens at Chelsea, most recently winning his third Gold Medal for the Telegraph Garden in 2015.

Marcus lectures at design schools and colleges and has given public lectures at the V&A, London and across Europe and Russia. 


Philip Geddes was a journalist and editor for 30 years with the BBC, ITV and The Financial Times (as European Editor for Financial Times Television). He then spent 15 years as a consultant to European Commission, advising senior level officials on the development and presentation of policy. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, and is author of two books – ‘In the Mouth of the Dragon’, on the future of Hong Kong and ‘Inside The Bank of England’, the first modern study of the Bank of England.