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Threave Gardening Show

Threave Gardening Show is a new three-day event for everyone who loves gardens and gardening. One of Scotland’s premier gardens, Threave will host exhibitors, experts and demonstrators from the field of horticulture.

We’ll showcase artisans and crafts for your garden, provide demonstrations of flower arranging and other key skills, open up Threave House as a flower extravaganza, and offer engaging talks from people who’ve innovated, transformed and developed the outstanding Threave Garden.

Threave in June provides the perfect setting for this event, which will celebrate Scottish and international horticulture. Throughout the weekend, we’ll have superb catering at our Terrace Café and Stables Café. Our expert gardeners and students will be on hand to answer horticultural questions, and special tours of the garden and glasshouses will be available.

Upon arrival, you’ll receive a map of the garden. Our exhibitors will be arranged alongside the main paths (accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters) showing off new plants, sculpture, tools and services from landscape design to garden maintenance. Our events marquee will host a range of talks from experts and a daily demonstration.

Demonstrations:

 

Friday 21 June

 

11am: Garden Tool Maintenance with Brian McMillan

 

1pm: The Wonders of Propagation with Nadine Stotten-Thom

 

3pm: Recycling, repurposing, renewing your garden with Matt Auns

 

Saturday 22 June

 

11am: Garden Tool Maintenance with Brian McMillan

 

1pm: The Japanese art of Kokedama with Mike Jack

 

3pm: Gardening in a Small Space with Owen Harlow

 

Sunday 23 June

 

11am: The Japanese art of Kokedama with Mike Jack

 

1pm: The Wonders of Propagation with Nadine Stotten-Thom

 

3pm: Recycling, repurposing, renewing your garden with Matt Auns

 

The Japanese art of Kokedama

 

Mike Jack trained at RHS Wisley and is First Gardener Instructor at Broughton House & Garden. ‘I will demonstrate the art of kokedama, the Japanese hanging basket, which is simple, fun and rewarding to achieve. Kokedama evolved from the art of Bonsai. It translates from the Japanese words koke meaning moss and dama meaning ball. The Japanese use these horticultural delights to brighten up their homes and outdoor living spaces.’

 

The Wonders of Propagation

 

Nadine Stotten-Thom trained at RHS Wisley and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Since 2014, she has been Gardener Instructor at Threave specialising in glasshouses. ‘During the demonstration, I will demonstrate some of the many methods of propagation which can be completed throughout the year, how to propagate particular plants, and then aftercare for your propagules. The demonstration will show the finished article as well as the process.’

 

Garden Tool Maintenance

 

Brian McMillan is First Gardener Instructor at Threave and has had a 30-year career in horticulture, including at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. ‘I will be demonstrating some really important techniques for maintaining hand tools, including sharpening/tightening and general everyday maintenance. You’ll be amazed at the difference this care can make. Hopefully, these tips will allow you to save money and complete all those garden tasks to a high standards as we do at Threave.’

 

Gardening in a Small Space

 

Owen Harlow is Scotland’s Young Horticulturist of the Year Finalist 2019 (and 2018) and a gardener at Threave. ‘I will be demonstrating how horticulture can be used on a small scale. No matter what space is available, be it a small garden, patio or even a window sill, there is always space for plants. I will take you through designing with the likes of troughs, terrariums and containers, using both ornamental and edible planting.’

 

Recycling, repurposing, renewing your garden

 

Matt Auns trained at Threave, Branklyn and Pitmedden, as well as the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and is a Gardener Instructor at Threave. ‘I am going to demonstrate how we can be green in our gardens, not by planting, but from recycling. So before you throw away that old bit of pipe in the garden or those broken terracotta pots or haven’t yet disposed of that old tyre, come along and see if we can help you find a new use for it and turn it into something to benefit your garden in new and interesting ways.’

 

 

 

Shuttle bus

 

On Friday and Saturday, a free shuttle bus will run from Castle Douglas Swimming Pool to Threave Visitor Centre at 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

 

On Friday and Saturday, a free shuttle bus will run from Threave Visitor Centre to Castle Douglas Swimming Pool at 12.20pm, 2.20pm and 3.45pm.

 

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a free shuttle bus will run from Kelton Mains car park (Threave Castle) to Threave Visitor Centre every 20 minutes, from 10.30am to 6pm.

 

Prices:
Adult Day Pass (Show entrance only) – £5
Adult Day Pass+ (Show + demonstration) – £10
Children – Free