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Branch Out | Bulb Layering Demo

This demo is part of the Garden Museum's new Branch Out programme, a series of free events and activities exploring gardening, art, floristry, plant science, history, design, and more! Join us on Thursdays: no need to book, just show up.

Join our Head Gardener Matt Collins for a bulb planting session in the Museum nave. Learn which bulbs make the best spring pot displays, how to ‘layer’ different species to get the longest flowering season from a single pot, and which potting composts to use.

Hands-on demonstrations will take place at 11am and 3pm and will last for approximately 45 minutes to an hour, with a chance to ask your spring bulb questions along the way.


Our Branch Out programme has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England

  • Matt Collins

    Matt Collins

    Matt is a garden, landscape and travel writer, and Head Gardener at the Garden Museum in London.

    Trained at the Botanic Garden of Wales, Matt contributes articles and essays for publications including The Guardian, Spectator, The Times, RHS's The Garden and Hortus. He writes a monthly column for the Daily Telegraph and reviews books for Gardens Illustrated. Matt has several books published internationally by Pavilion Books.

    Matt’s interests lie at the intersection between cultivated and natural environments; his latest book, Forest, Walking Among Trees (Pavilion) traces an intercontinental pathway between British trees and their wild-wooded counterparts, and was shortlisted for an Edward Stanford Travel Writing award.

    Matt is a member of the Garden Media Guild