Pershore College marks diamond anniversary

Pershore College's 60 years of horticulture excellence is being celebrated with a summer season of expert talks and events at the college.

The first talk is from Pershore alumnus Leigh Morris on 22 April at 7.30pm. Morris is director of community conservation at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and will present his  career pathway from his horticultural roots at Pershore College, through his tenure as the president of The Chartered Institute of Horticulture and on to his current role.


On 20 May at 7.30pm, multi-Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Simon Rogan and his executive chef Dan Cox will talk about "A Growing Partnership". Pershore College supplies Rogan's restaurant Fera at Claridges with edible crops, including microveg and leaves, and their talk will discuss the challenges of growing perfect produce and the importance of a ‘growing’ partnership.


David Domoney, gardener and broadcaster visits the college on 6 June from 2-3pm to give his talk "Confessions of a TV Gardener". The This Morning gardening expert will talk about how he is inspiring future generations in the horticultural industry and what Pershore College used to be like through the eyes of an ex-student.


In July the college is opening its doors to local residents across the Vale of Evesham. At the Tour and Taste on Wednesday 8 July from 7-8.30pm, guests will have the opportunity to tour the college and grounds and uncover 60 years of history, Pershore’s future ambitions and finally a chance to sample the college’s products.


For more information and to book your free place, go to


Timetable of events

Wed 22 April 7.30-8.30pm - From Pershore Roots: Leigh Morris, Director of Community Conservation at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Wed 20 May 7.30-8.30pm – Growing Perfect Ingredients: Simon Rogan and Dan Cox, Fera at Claridge's

Sat 6 June: 2.00-3.00pm – Confessions of a TV Gardener: David Domoney

Wed 8 July: 7.00-8.30pm - Tour and Taste at Pershore College



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