Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Heritage Gardening at Threave Garden with Michael Lawrie

Michael Lawrie, Head Gardener at Threave Garden at Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway, and Head of The School of Heritage Gardening there, is the guest in this episode.


Threave’s wonderful garden has been created over the years by students at the National Trust for Scotland’s School of Heritage Gardening and is a fine example of landscaped beauty, and we chat not only about the garden but about the adjoining nature reserve on the Threave Estate.


We also get to find out more about the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Heritage Gardening Show, back for 2024 on Monday 6th May with plant sales, workshops, garden talks and tours, and a craft fair throughout the day, with Threave’s own team of expert gardeners on hand, as well plenty for children including face painting and wildlife activities.


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