Photo of head gardener Steve Edney amongst pink Dahlias

Our Winter (well Spring!) Lecture No.2

Following on from our sell-out showing of Piet Oudolf’s film ‘Five Seasons’ before Christmas, we are delighted to announce our next lecture.

We are hosting a talk by Steve Edney, Head Gardener of The Salutation in Sandwich at Hever Golf Club on Thursday 12th March, 8pm start.

Tickets are now on sale for £6.50 (strictly in advance only). Tickets are selling fast and can be ordered through our Eventbrite page – please follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-by-steve-edney-head-gardener-of-the-salutation-sandwich-tickets-95634008895

There is food (not included in ticket price) & a bar from 7pm. Please contact us for the food menu.

The Salutation Gardens are widely recognised as amongst the finest in the country and in 2019 they were awarded RHS Partner Garden status, making them part of an elite and exclusive club. 

A plant lover’s paradise, designed in 1912 by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the 3.7 acres are divided into a series of symmetrical “rooms”.  The planting style is a dynamic infusion of old and new.   

After 70 or so years of good order, the gardens fell into disrepair through a series of owners. In 2005, with new owners and a new Head Gardener at the helm, a huge restoration project was undertaken for both the house and the gardens.  With armfuls of research and spade in hand, Steve Edney set about creating the garden we see today, built upon the bones of the original, but with the planting itself allowed to develop creatively and spontaneously.

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