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Ambra Edwards

Head Gardeners

Fergus Garrett and Lucille Savin Interviewed by Ambra Edwards

Thursday, 22 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Journalist and garden historian Ambra Edwards speaks to two of the nation’s best-known head gardeners, Fergus Garrett and Lucille Savin, both of whom feature in Edwards’s Head Gardeners.

The book explores the lives, visions and achievements of 14 head gardeners and looks at the many roles they play today—project manager, conservationist, artist, historian, plantsman, educator, scientific investigator, social worker, events planner, businessman.

Garrett is head gardener at Great Dixter, East Sussex, where he has worked since 1992. He worked alongside the great gardening writer Christopher Lloyd until his death in 2006. Since then he has become chief executive of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust. Savin is head gardener at Merton College, Oxford, where she has gained a reputation for adventurous plantsmanship and particularly bold use of exotics.

Edwards is a three-time Garden Media Guild Garden Journalist of the Year. She is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, Country Living and Hortus.

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