Talks & Events at Whitehall Garden Centre


February 2017


Sunday 26th February

Orchid Talk - Whitchurch

Bring in your Orchids - Ian Parsons will be advising how to care for your Orchids.
Orchid care talk and potting demonstration. 11:00–11:40 and 14:00–14:40


March


Starting Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th March (4 Week Course)

Beekeeping Course

Lacock Garden Centre 5.30 - 7.30pm

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Wednesday 8th March – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice in planning your vegetable plot.  Our first talk of the season, preparing and planning your vegetable garden, details of new Vegetables together with old favourites. Whether your vegetable garden is large or small, we can help you choose the right plants/seeds.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


Sat 18th & Sun 19th March and  Sat 25th & Sun 26th March - 10am to 5pm

Lambing weekends at Wiltshire College Lackham 

Lambing weekends at Wiltshire College Lackham are taking place this spring on 18th& 19th March and  25th& 26th March from 10 am – 5pm

Join in for a fun filled family day out with the chance to see new born lambs as well as other animals, Tractor Ted, face painting, tractor and trailer rides, farmers market and refreshments.

Ticket Information

Online before the event: £20 for a car (max 7 people) or £6 per adult & £4 per child (under 3s free)

On the gate: £25 for a car (max 7 people) or £8 per adult & £6 per child (under 3s free)

Gates open from 10am - 5pm, last entry at 4pm each day.

To buy advanced tickets and for more information visit:

 http://shop.wiltshire.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events/lambing-weekend


April

Tuesdays:  4th, 11th, 18th & 25th April (4 Week Course)

Beekeeping Course

Lacock Garden Centre 5.30 - 7.30pm

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Wednesday 5th April – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant Talk  

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice on vegetable tips for your greenhouse and outdoors.  Another one of our always popular vegetable talks for the year, we will cover all of the traditional ones, as well as what is new and unusual. With helpful tips and hints to avoid blight, carrot root fly and powdery mildew, along with information on companion planting and organic growing.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


May


Wednesday 3rd May – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice on container gardening.  We have plenty of new plants and ideas that will get your summer off to a flying start. We will be discussing bedding, herbaceous, Shrubs and some vegetable varieties that are suitable for containers.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


Friday 12th May

Malvern Spring Show 2017

£49.99 - Departs Lacock Garden Centre 7:45am

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Thursday 25th May

Chelsea Flower Show 2017

£99.99 - Departs Lacock Garden Centre 6:45am

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Tuesdays 30th May, 6th, 13th & 20th June (4 Week Course)

Beekeeping Course

Lacock Garden Centre 5.30 - 7.30pm

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June


Wednesday 7th June – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice on colouring your garden.  In this talk we would like to show you some of the great many plants that are available at this time of year, including some brand new varieties. We will cover herbaceous, shrubs, climbers, alpines etc. Along with some planting combinations and care information.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


July


Thursday 6th July – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Carol from our plant department for her help and advice on roses.  In this ever popular talk we will cover Roses and show you a selection of our range that we pride ourselves upon.  From Climbers, Hybrid Trees, Patio and Floribunda, many selected for their fragrance, along with some superb new varieties from Whartons and David Austin.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


Friday 7th July

Hampton Court Flower Show 2017

£69.99 - Departs Lacock Garden Centre 6:45am

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August


Tuesdays 1st, 8th, 22nd & 29th August (4 Week Course)

Beekeeping Course

Lacock Garden Centre 5.30 - 7.30pm

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September


Wednesday 6th September – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice on containers and baskets.  This is our third container talk of the year. We will be looking at autumn/Winter colour and how to make your containers survive to give you a good colour from now until spring. Come and join Jo for help and advice about autumn containers that will impress your neighbours.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


Saturday 23rd September

Malvern Autumn Show 2017

£49.99 - Departs Lacock Garden Centre 7:45am

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October


Wednesday 4th October – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice on plants of Autumn/Winter interest.  We will be looking at a variety of plants that will look good over the winter months; to include Acers, Cornus, Nandina, Sarcococca and Skimmia. As well as, lots of other plants with good winter colour.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


November


Wednesday 8th November – 2:00pm-3:00pm

Plant talk.

Join Jo from our plant department for her help and advice on planting and pruning.  We will cover the broad topic of planting various plant groups and pruning, to include trees and soft fruit, as well as what not to prune at this time of year. Autumn/Winter is a great time to plant because plants are at rest during the lower temperatures and the water table is higher.

Enjoy a complimentary hot drink in The Olive Tree restaurant after the talk.


December