Gardens Illustrated Festival


Taking place in the Cotswold market town of Malmesbury on 17th and 18th April 2015, the new Gardens Illustrated Festival will offer a fascinating programme of talks from leading garden experts including Anna Pavord, Alys Fowler, Derry Watkins, Fergus Garrett, James Alexander-Sinclair, Noel Kingsbury, Sarah Price, Tom Stuart-Smith and Sarah Raven.

At 7pm on Friday 17th April Dan will take part in the opening event titled The Authentic Sissinghurst; Recapturing the distinctive qualities of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson’s garden. This will be a presentation and conversation between Dan and Troy Scott-Smith, Head Gardener at Sissinghurst, where Dan has  been appointed as a horticultural advisor. The evening will be mediated by Chris Marchant of Orchard Dene Nurseries.

In the grounds of Malmesbury’s sacred Abbey Cloister Gardens a traditional marquee will house a selection of exhibitors including nurseries, garden designers and suppliers of beautiful garden products. Freshly made teas, coffees and lunches will be served.