KMIS lecture: Making and keeping an English flower garden

Malverleys Head Gardener Mat Reese talks about the typical English flower garden and how to create one.

Flowers and water fountain in Malverleys Gardens


14 December 2020


6pm (lecture lasts one hour)


Online event



Pre-booking essential

Tickets do not include entry to the Gardens

Malverleys is a stunning 10-acre English flower garden located on the grounds of a country estate in Hampshire.

The garden has themed rooms divided by yew hedges, including a cool garden, hot garden, rose-clad cloister garden and a large pond garden.

Fruit, flowers, and rare and unusual plants can all be found growing within the borders of this traditional English garden. 

Malverleys Head Gardener Mat Reese, who also designed the garden, will talk about the typical English flower garden, its traditional plants, and how to create one yourself. Mat will discuss how to build one from scratch, plant choices, planting and maintenance.

Kew Mutual Improvement Society

This talk is part of the Kew Mutual Improvement Society lecture series which has been running since 1871.

We curate and present a varied programme of public lectures, with no limits to the discussion topics within the realms of botany, conservation and horticulture – all for a remarkably low-cost ticket.

Find out more about the Kew Mutual Improvement Society