The conference on April 26 is entitled Exotic and aims to celebrate the flamboyant, the extreme, and the extraordinary in garden design. Leading garden designer Sarah Eberle, plantsman Daniel J Hinkley, Bali resident garden designer and author Made Wijaya and ethnobotanist James Wong are all due to speak at the event. John Wyer of Bowles and Wyer will be chair the conference.
The speakers will examine what is meant by the term exotic and how it is not a static description – plants that not so long ago were labelled as exotic are now accessible to all, widely available and grown. Similarly plants that can seem exotic can still be hardy in most parts of the country.
There will also be a range of stalls at the event. Delegates can book online or call the SGD office on 01989 566665 for tickets.