Delivering the first John Brookes Lecture will be Andy Sturgeon, who has won eight Chelsea Flower Show gold medals and this year was awarded “Best in Show” at Chelsea for the third time. Andy designs gardens around the world, combining his unique understanding of plants with a contemporary twist on external space.  His talk, “The Garden in its Setting”, is in celebration of the landscape design legacy of the late John Brookes MBE and will help homeowners and designers understand the importance of linking gardens to the landscape, architecture, and other features surrounding them. 

A small exhibition of John’s work abroad will also be on view.  The exhibition, “The Garden in its Setting”, will feature four of John’s international designs, focusing on how he connected each one to its setting, integrating the surrounding landscape, local vernacular, his clients’ needs, and the surrounding architecture.

Doors open at 6 pm and the garden will be open until dusk. 

Pre-booked tickets are £12 and tickets purchased at the door will be £15 and include admission to the garden and exhibition.  Please call 01243 278950 or email to book or for more information.