Keen gardener, or green-fingered novice. Either way, this is the event for you.

Join renowned horticulturalist and TV personality Monty Don as he takes us through his life and career in gardening.

This fundraiser will be led by Herefordshire-based TV presenter Kate Bliss, who will interview Monty before he takes part in a question and answer session. An auction rounds off the evening. Lots to be announced in due course.

The evening will be held in the beautiful surrounds of the recently converted Knot Barn at Brinsop Court.

Advance tickets for this event have now closed.
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Event Itinerary (subject to change)

7.30pm – Guest arrival with welcome drink

8.00pm – Welcome

8.05pm – Monty Don interviewed by Kate Bliss

9.05pm – Monty’s Q&A session with the audience

9.30pm – Auction (see lots below)

10.00pm – Event ends

Auction lots:

  • Personalised hard copy of “the Complete Gardener” by Monty Don
  • Season ticket for two for St Michael’s Open Garden Series 2022 including access to thirteen beautiful private gardens across the county of Herefordshire.
  • A first edition bottle of Los Cafeteros (70cl) cold brew coffee liqueur along with a tour and tasting of the Black Mountains distillery as well as the opportunity to blend and take home your own blend of coffee.
  • Cretan Terracotta urn, hand-thrown on the Island of Crete from pure clay. A practice perfected on the island prior to BC. Sensational frost-resistant qualities. Perfect for planting or utilising as a stand-alone feature. 70 x 65cm. Donated by Tom’s Yard in Wormelow.
  • A two-hour consultation in your own garden with RHS Show Gardens Judge, John Cunningham. John has planted over 60  Medal winning Show Gardens throughout the world (including 29 Chelsea Flower Shows) and works as a freelance gardener, specialist pruner and consultant, (to be arranged for a mutually convenient date).
  • A visit to Long Meadow for two, home of world renowned gardener Monty Don and BBC Gardener’s World, (to be arranged for a mutually convenient date).