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Kate Durr to host talk at Wyevale Nurseries Open Day

Kate Durr - Wyevale Nurseries May 2016 725 x 500

A ROYAL Horticultural Society (RHS) gold medal winning garden designer and TV presenter will be the guest speaker at an Open Day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries (June, 2016).

The Open Day at Wyevale Nurseries will take place on Thursday, June 30 and Kate Durr will be hosting a talk entitled ‘Winning with Wyevale’ all about using Wyevale plants in her RHS Malvern show garden in 2015.

Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re delighted that Kate will be attending our Open Day, which is aimed at primarily our garden designers and landscape customers.

“Kate has a diploma in professional garden design after studying at the renowned Cotswold Gardening School. She designed and built her first RHS show garden at the Malvern Spring Festival in May 2015, after winning a national RHS competition. Her garden ‘Constraining Nature’ won an RHS Gold medal and was awarded the Best Festival Garden prize.

“Recently Kate worked with Highgrove at the Royal Gardens in Gloucestershire as Creative Director of its first week-long garden festival in April. She designed and created spring plant displays and was the buyer for the Highgrove plant fair attended by more than 5,000 visitors.

“We’re inviting people to come to our Open Day to tour our 70-acre container nursery site where we grow more than 1.5 million plants annually, including more than 1,000 different varieties. Our team will be on hand to meet attendees and share their expertise in plant selection and product knowledge.”

The event will start at 10am with a welcome speech and coffee. There will then be a nursery tour and a talk by one of our speakers. To follow will be a complimentary lunch and a talk from Kate at 2pm and then another nursery tour. The Open Day will finish at around 4pm.

Kate added: “I am delighted to be a part of Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day. As a company it understands the demands of creating show gardens and is able to deliver fantastic quality plants, in generous sizes, that win awards.

“Its range is always on-trend and it is constantly introducing new and exciting lines, that work well for both contemporary and traditional garden designs alike.”

To attend the Open Day, please email Carol Dickinson, Customer Support and Innovation Manager at Wyevale Nurseries, via carol@wyevale-nurseries.co.uk or call 01432 845200.

Wyevale Nurseries is one of the largest family-run wholesale nurseries in the UK. It was established in 1930 by Harry Williamson, a horticulturist and entrepreneur. It became the company it is today under the leadership of his son, Peter, who passed away in 2011.

The Williamsons’ saw the opportunity to sell their product to an undeveloped retail market, creating one of the first garden centres, followed by a chain. In 1987, the retail side needed to expand, and the 19 garden centres were sold as a PLC.

The family then turned its focus to Wyevale Nurseries Ltd. It continues to be a family-run business with ownership and joint chairmanship currently being held by the third generation, Heather and Simeon Williamson, with plans for the fourth generation to takeover in the future.

Wyevale Nurseries has a significant product range and is regularly introducing new plants. It offers a large variety of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants to garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners.

For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, please call 01432 845 200, visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WyevaleNurs or log on to www.facebook.com/WyevaleNurs.

Source : Wyevale Nurseries Press Release 

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20 May 2016

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