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The Hepworth Wakefield's Cultural Gardener: Katy Merrington
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Bulb Planting and Propagation

CANCELLED / Sat 19 Oct 2019, 10.30am - 4pm

Join our Cultural Gardener for this one day workshop, exploring how to extend the bulb display in your garden, you will plant a beautiful layered pot bulb display, which will bloom in the spring (sometimes called a Bulb Lasagne), plant a small container of forced bulbs and learn how to propagate them.

Inspired by the big bulb planting programme underway in our new garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, this workshop will include a tour of the garden; learning how bulbs can be combined with perennial plants to create a rolling display seasonal interest. Using bulbs to brighten the dark days of early spring, through to providing blazing summer colour.

All materials and equipment will be provided but transport may be required to take your planted pots home.

About the tutor

Katy Merrington is The Hepworth Wakefield’s Cultural Gardener who joined the team in early May. Alongside Tom Stuart-Smith, Katy has been working on the planting of the garden and is responsible for maintaining it, as well as working with our programme team to devise an exciting outdoor programme.

Katy is a professional horticulturist and has worked in some of the best gardens in the UK and USA including Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh at Logan, Dumfries & Galloway and Longwood Gardens: Pennsylvania, USA. Katy studied Fine Art at Newcastle University and has conducted freelance projects for galleries across Newcastle as well as leading a programme of family and engagement events in a wide range of gardens and art spaces.

Book Your Place

Half of the allocated places are offered to Members at the discounted rate of 25% off, sold on a first come, first served basis.  Become a Member.

Book your place online  or if you have any questions or special requirements then don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing  events@hepworthwakefield.org  or calling 01924 24360.

A two week cancellation policy applies to all workshops. As commercial workshops support our charitable activities, and materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than two weeks before the workshop date should you wish to cancel your place.

Should The Hepworth Wakefield need to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.