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Olivier Filippi: Bringing the Mediterranean into your Garden

“Bringing Mediterranean gardening to Britain with the most wonderful gardening book of the year.” - Mark Griffiths, Country Life

Mediterranean landscapes are extraordinarily beautiful: alternating mounds of silver and green, textured leaves, flashes of colour and intoxicating scents combine to delight the senses.

Join us for a lunchtime talk this autumn with Mediterranean plant expert Olivier Filippi, a hugely popular speaker at the inaugural Beth Chatto Symposium in 2018. In his new book Bringing the Mediterranean into your Garden: How to capture the natural beauty of the garrigue, Filippi shares his knowledge and advice for growing Mediterranean plants that are diverse and adapted to a wide range of environments and weather conditions.

His pioneering approach makes for a much closer relationship between gardener and nature that puts few demands on natural resources.

About Olivier Filippi

Olivier Filippi is a nurseryman and ecologist who specializes in dry region plants. Over 25 years, his pioneering plant research has taken him all over the world (California, South Africa, Chile, Australia) and led to a palette of Mediterranean plants that thrive in tough conditions. He grows plants for the world’s leading garden designers including James Basson whose RHS Chelsea Flower Show design won gold in 2017. This is Olivier Filippi’s third book.

Lunch with Olivier Filippi, 1.15 pm – 2.30 pm

£24 per person Book here 

After listening to his talk, attend a private lunch with Olivier and enjoy a two course seasonal lunch provided by our award winning restaurant, The Garden Café.

A limited number of tickets are available, so early booking is recommended.