Soup Talks: Gardener, Katherine Crouch – The North-South Divide in Gardening
Date: 17 May 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
£5 - £10 per personBook Here
£5 for the talk only
£10 for the talk with a bowl of homemade soup and a wedge of focaccia bread.
Advanced booking through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
This talk will also be accessible online via Instagram Live.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5.30pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Join BBC Gardener of the decade and Chelsea Gold Medallist Katherine Crouch as she explores the north south divide in gardening and the need for hardy plants in hard places.
Garden designer Katherine Crouch discusses the vagaries of gardening in the north compared to her own garden in the south. A discursive talk during which Katherine’s words ‘often descends into Gardener’s Question Time towards the end’, join us for what will be a fascinating talk for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Katherine joins us as part of our Wednesday night ‘Soup Talks’ series during which we host locals or people passing through the area to share their stories and expertise with a captive audience over a bowl of homemade soup! Often illustrated, each talk lasts approximately 40 minutes with time for questions and informal chat. The Stable Bar is open for drinks before and after the talk and those with tickets, get 10% off on the night.
About the speaker:
Katherine has been a gardener by nature since growing up in the 1960’s in the Lake District and surrounded by a family full of keen gardeners. She left home to study Product Design at the Glasgow School of Art where it was only natural to go armed with pots of herbs and the obligatory student Swiss cheese plant.
In 1999, Katherine’s then husband encouraged her to enter her terraced and sloped south facing garden into the BBC Gardener of the Year 1999 competition where she consequently won that grand title. In 2008, Katherine also won BBC gardener of the decade and has since combined her design training with twenty years of gardening experience to then design gardens professionally. In 2013, she won Gold at Chelsea Flower Show for Kings Seeds in the Centennial Evolving Garden Zone. She has since guest lectured on planting design at the Walled Gardens of Cannington, Bridgwater and Taunton College.
She continues to give many garden club talks where she frequently spills the beans about TV gardeners gossip such as the truth about Charlie Dimmock’s underwear and whether Alan Titchmarsh really dyes his hair!