Sunday, 16 July 2017

'Revitalising Vita' by Troy Scott-Smith the LRGT 2017 Annual Lecture

The 2017 Leicester and Rutland Gardens Trust Annual Lecture is being given this year by Troy Scott-Smith, Head Gardener at Sissinghurt.

Leicestershire & Rutland Gardens Trust

Annual Lecture 2017
Troy Scott-Smith
Head Gardener, Sissinghurst Castle

Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7.30pm

Revitalising Vita

Sissinghurst Garden has long been renowned as a jewel in the National Trust's  crown. Over a number of years a combination of underfunding, increased wear and tear, greater visitor numbers, extended opening, and a lack of change and  renewal have resulted in a garden that is no longer at its best.

Troy’s talk will describe how they plan to recapture the distinctive qualities of Vita and Harold's Sissinghurst, restoring the elements of romance, experimentation and exuberance that they have struggled to perpetuate in recent years. In doing this, they will show that significant and historic gardens can be managed successfully while accommodating large scale visitor numbers.

Troy is the first male Head Gardener at Sissinghurst Castle, famous for its succession of outstanding women curators. Previously, he was Head Gardener at Bodnant in Conwy, another jewel in the National Trust's crown, where he worked for 7 years.

We are lucky to have Troy talking about his work at Sissinghurst. It is sure to be entertaining, informative and passionate.

Venue:    Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, Leicester University, University Road
(Location map will be sent with tickets)

  Cost:       £12.50   (includes a glass of wine or soft drink.)

Profits from this event will go to the Trust’s “Schools into Gardening” scheme.
For more information or to book, ring the Events Secretary on 0116-270-5711

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