Threave marks 50 years of gardening education with events

Threave Practical School of Gardening in Dumfries and Galloway is celebrating 50 years of educating gardeners with a series of events on 11-20 June.

The events being hosted at the National Trust for Scotland venue include a Gardeners' Question Time on 11 June and a reception on 12 June for past and present students, including RBG, Edinburgh curator David Mitchell and plant collector Rob McBeath.

Threave head gardener Brian Corr said: "This is a significant milestone. The school has played an important part in shaping many of Scotland's leading gardens as well as those throughout the world."

He added: "It produces the gardeners of the future and keeping vital practical gardening skills alive for the future so that visitors can continue to enjoy the beauty of Threave and other gardens like it."

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