7.30pm, Monday 4th April 2022 

The Dulwich Society’s Spring garden talk this year will be by Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter and one of the UK’s most influential gardeners. 

In his illustrated talk, Fergus will use the magnificent Long Border at Great Dixter as an example of how to plan a long season border using structural plants, underplanting and interplanting with bulbs, use of self-sowers, pockets of bedding, masking with climbers and good maintenance.  Fergus will explain how to choose the right plants that offer contrasting shapes, textures and foliage from different seasons to produce multi-layered long season communities.  

Fergus Garrett became head gardener at Great Dixter in 1992, working closely with Christopher Lloyd until Christopher’s death in 2006. Since then he has become Chief Executive of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. Fergus works full-time, hands-on in the garden, as well as writing and lecturing extensively across the world. He was awarded the coveted Victoria Medal of Honour by the RHS in 2019.  

The talk is being given in association with Bell House Dulwich, with any surplus going towards garden activities at Bell House.  Tickets £7 – book through www.bellhouse.co.uk/events .