Event to mark 20 years of Horsham in Bloom

Tom Hart Dyke SUS-150929-102243001
Tom Hart Dyke SUS-150929-102243001

Attention all gardeners! Here is an opportunity to solve all those ‘pesky’ problems in the garden.

Reinvigorate your passion for growing the best flowers, shrubs and veg. All answers to your questions will consist of sound advice at the Simply Gardening event on Thursday October 15.

An informal evening of fun and entertainment chaired by Jean Griffin of BBC Sussex and Surrey ‘Dig It’. Jean will be offering expert advice along with two celebrity gardeners who are making a special appearance for one night only. Jim Buttress of the BBC Allotment Challenge will happily and encouragingly answer your gardening queries. The Allotment Challenge was a great success and demonstrated how much can be achieved with support and some friendly advice, underpinned by a competitive element to spur them on!

Tom Hart Dyke (pictured) has created a beautiful World Garden at Lullingstone Castle which is extremely cleverly laid out so that visitors can take a ‘tour around the world’ to see plants from different Continents. His plan for the garden was conceived whilst he was in captivity for nine months. He vowed that upon his release that he would devote his time to creating a special place at Lullingstone, not knowing if he was going to survive. Tom can tell you more about this experience on the night.

The evening starts at 7.30 and will be held in The Studio. Preceding the event there is an opportunity to ‘Meet the Celebs’ from 6.45 to 7.15. A limited selection of Premium Tickets are available and this will include a voucher for a complimentary drink. Premium Tickets are priced at £15 and other tickets are £10 or £8 Concession. All tickets are available online, by telephone or can be purchased at The Capitol.

Horsham In Bloom would be delighted if you can attend this landmark event to celebrate all its various horticultural awards and achievements since 1995. Its popular local competitions, and its impact on creating a welcoming atmosphere in the Town Centre; Horsham Train Station, Bus station, Library and North Street. And not forgetting the special gem of the Human Nature Garden.

Hope to see you there.

Report by Liz Timmer. Vice Chair. Horsham In Bloom. Picture contributed by David Foster.