Sir Roddy Llewellyn launches Delia Smith-inspired garden seminars

Garden designer Sir Roddy Llewellyn is kicking off a new series of gardening seminars today (20 October).

Sir Roddy Llewellyn is launching a series of four seminars entitled Understand Gardening this week.

Advice, practical demonstrations and question and answer sessions will feature in the back-to-basics seminars.

Sir Roddy Llewellyn was inspired by the Delia Smith approach to cooking of teaching would-be cooks how to start becoming confident by simply boiling an egg.

"My approach also relies on going back-to-basics in the garden. It will be perfect for those would-be gardeners who are frightened off by the horticultural jargon," he said. "Many people are put off gardening because they do not know where to start, and do not understand the true meaning of words like 'cutting', 'compost', 'pH' and 'sucker'. These seminars are designed to clarify such terms and to infuse the aspiring gardener with confidence, knowledge and inspiration drawing on my own 30 years of experience."

The seminars are being run at Burmington Grange, Cherington, Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire. Dates are 20 and 22 October, and 3 and 5 November.

The price of £95 per day is inclusive of a light lunch.  

A charitable donation of 10% of all ticket sales will go to Shipston-on-Stour Home Nursing.

A booking form is available at


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