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Designing a summer border

Get advice and inspiration from the designer of Kew's Great Broad Walk Borders. 12 July.

Event details

Thursday 12 July 2018, 10.30am to 4pm

Kew Gardens


Course fee: £80 (£70 Concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 20 places.

About the course

From the beginning of June to the end of September, the garden can be a riot of colour - but when starting to plan a summer border, knowing what to plant where can be daunting.

This course is run by Richard Wilford - the designer of the Great Broad Walk Borders at Kew - and will introduce basic concepts of planting design to help you create your own beautiful summer border.

Focussing on planting styles, structure, form and of course the huge range of colourful, summer-flowering herbaceous perennials, there will be plenty to inspire you.

The course will include a walking tour around parts of Kew, including the Great Broad Walk Borders.

About the tutor

Richard Wilford is Head of Garden Design at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He writes regularly for Kew Magazine and Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He is the author of Growing Garden Bulbs, Tulips: Species and Hybrids for the Gardener and Alpines from Mountain to Garden.

How to book

Email with a contact number, or call 020 8332 5641

Download the autumn/winter 2017/2018 short courses brochure