Talks & Demos

Talks and Demonstrations


AandFheadsA regular programme of talks and demonstrations are provided throughout the gardening year both at Cleeve Nursery and throughout the South West Region.

Talks and demos are generally given by either Alan Down or by Felicity Down who are both very experienced and knowledgeable speakers on a very wide range of subjects.

Both Alan Down and Felicity Down have extensive experience of addressing large or small audiences and draw on their experience as former garden TV presenters [HTV Garden Calendar] and garden expert slots on BBC Radio Bristol and other commercial radio stations.

Here are a few of the illustrated subjects that are available- all year round colour, new varieties, plants that give value, plants for the flower arranger, specialist plants such as Hellebores and Magnolias, container grown vegetables, gardens for wildlife, unusual climbers, how to make gardening easier for the elderly, foliage plants, climbing plants, attractive bark and many many more!

Here are a few talks coming up


Practical Demonstrations


Diggerandcomp_003Many of the demonstrations cover seasonal topics and include – growing in containers, planting hanging baskets, growing Hellebores, growing bulbs in pots and Christmas decorations.




RHS Partnership Events at Cleeve


RHSlogo_001Cleeve Nursery has been a ‘RHS Recommended Event’ partner organisation with The Royal Horticultural Society [RHS] for many years and puts on two regional events for the North Somerset and Bristol area.

We are running a couple of events for the Royal Horticultural Society in 2017.
The first was a talk from one of our partners Alan Down on February 22nd 2017.
This illustrated talk from Alan showed how the World Heritage site- that is the Namakwa desert region of South Africa- is annually transformed by spring rains into a carpet of colour.
Read Alan’s blog on his and Felicity’s visit to Namakwaland as a taster for this talk here.





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