JIMI BLAKE OF ‘HUNTING BROOK’ – Saturday, 6 November 2021 – 14:30  16:30
Chamberlin Hall,Chamberlin Close, Bildeston, suffolk, IP7 7EZ

Jimi Blake, the noted Irish horticulturalist and plantsman, has created a boldly idiosyncratic contemporary garden at Hunting Brook in the Wicklow Hills, Ireland. He takes us on a breathtaking journey through the most exciting plants in his collection, the largest in Ireland, and tells of his travels to other gardens and nurseries. Jimi is a captivating and charismatic speaker. Be prepared for your plant wish list to explode! Go to EAGG website to book.

‘National Garden Scheme Annual Talk – Tuesday 16th November 7pm
My Garden Saved My Life’
Robin Hanbury-Tenison in conversation with Rachel d
e thame

Royal Geographical Society or on line £25 – visit NGS to book

In March 2020 the 83-year-old veteran explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison was admitted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth suffering from Coronavirus. Shortly afterwards he was given a 5% chance of surviving. In all he spent seven weeks in hospital, five of them in intensive care. While he was in hospital his son Merlin sent him images of their garden and Robin said afterwards “the moment I knew I was going to live” was when his bed was wheeled into the hospital garden. 


Three fabulous online talks in our new autumn season focusing on the fundamentals of organic and sustainable gardening practices and the exciting biodiversity that can be created in our gardens.

The autumn talks are £10 each (with all proceeds supporting NGS nursing and health charities):

Great Dixter: biodiversity in abundance – Tuesday 9th November 7.00pm

In at the deep end: a Chelsea garden like no other – Tuesday 23rd November 7.00pm

The Sheffield School approach to sustainable planting – Tuesday 7th December 7.00pm

Visit the NGS website for more information and to book

Any one interested in 16th/17th century history, garden history, art history, might like this article from the Gardens Trust. We found it very interesting. A turf labyrinth would make a great art project for Cressing.

Christine Lavelle from Writtle University College has added some great educational videos on YouTube. The videos were originally produced for Christine’s RHS students during Lockdown and are now available for us all to view and enjoy. Learn how to take various types of cuttings, pruning, shear sharpening and much more. Click here to find Christine’s videos.

RHS Podcasts: The Gardening with the RHS podcast offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems.

Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried-and-tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.

Information on events taking place at Cressing Temple can also be found by clicking the button below.