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Principles of Garden Design


Join landscape architect John Moreland and Tresco Abbey Garden Curator Mike Nelhams for a few days exploring the concepts of garden design.

Whether your patch is an expansive country oasis or a bijoux urban escape, John and Mike will guide you through the first principles of garden design.

From starting a mini project to designing your own garden, John and Mike will explore the concepts of garden design whilst exploring Tresco and its fascinating horticultural sanctuary.

John Moreland is a landscape architect, Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers, member of the Academy of Urbanism and three times Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner.

Mike Nelhams is the curator of Tresco Abbey Garden, with some four decades’ of experience in the world famous garden. Mike is also an author and Royal Horticultural Society judge.

On arrival you’ll settle into your room before enjoying a pre-dinner lecture from John about his Chelsea experiences, followed by a delicious three course dinner at The New Inn.

The following four days will include a tour of Tresco Abbey Garden with Mike Nelhams, three half day workshops and free time to relax and explore the island.

The break, from 17th – 22nd June 2019, includes five nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at The New Inn, as well as all tours, workshops, lectures and drawing equipment and supplies, unlimited entry to Tresco Abbey Garden, and access to Tresco Island Spa.

This break costs £898 per person, excluding travel. To book, please telephone the Island Office on +44 (0)1720 422849 or email us.

Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas

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