Talking Walk at Abbotsbury
Saturday 20 November at 10-12:30 pm
STEPHEN GRIFFITHS on Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Meet at Entrance to Gardens, DT3 4LA
Stephen has been Head Gardener at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens on the west Dorset coast since 1992. He took on the challenge of restoring the 15-hectare woodland valley gardens following extensive storm damage and neglect, and was responsible for a 10-year development plan, implementing new plant collections from all over the world suited to the garden's special micro-climate, designing new planting schemes, and developing the garden as a visitor destination. Stephen has exhibited displays at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows, and won a number of awards including the Christies Historic Houses Association Garden of the Year. He is the author of The Abbotsbury Gardens Story, a history of the Garden.