‘LANDSCAPE MAN’ MATTHEW WILSON TALKS GARDEN DESIGN OVER DINNER ON 21st APRIL 2016May 19 2016
TV presenter, FT correspondent and Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time panelist shares the secrets of his upcoming 2016 Chelsea Flower Show garden
[Hambleton, Oakham 29th Feb 2016] Hambleton Hall creates a varied and interesting events programme each year for its guests to enjoy. This season the events plan includes a New World Wine Tasting Lunch and Special Chefs’ Dinner on 16th March where three of chef Aaron Patterson’s protégés return from their own kitchens to show how their culinary style has evolved (Adam Stokes from his own restaurant Adam’s in Birmingham and Gareth Ward who is now in charge at fellow Relais & Chateaux hotel Ynyshir Hall).
The events programme also includes the first dinner hosted by Matthew Wilson, taking place on Thursday 21st April 2016. Matthew will be sharing some of the challenges and trials of designing and building a Chelsea Garden. Last year he designed the Royal Bank of Canc1ada garden (for which he received a Silver Gilt award) and this year he will be designing a Chelsea Garden for the County of Yorkshire. Tickets at £100 pp include aperitifs from 7.30pm, dinner at 8.15pm with paired wines and coffee. Dinner Jacket is required.
Matthew, who recently moved with his family to Rutland, is a well-respected garden designer, writer, radio and television broadcaster and lecturer. His particular areas of horticultural interest include environmentally sensitive gardening, wildlife and landscapes. Alongside Matthew’s main work as a landscape designer he also writes extensively in the media, is a regular correspondent for the Financial Times and has been a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time since 2009.
Matthew is Managing Director and Principle Designer at Clifton Nurseries, which design, build and maintain gardens from their base in Little Venice. The majority of their work is in the capital, designing and building city gardens, but Matthew is currently working on projects in Riyadh, Athens, Toulouse and North Yorkshire.
Prior to Clifton Nurseries, Matthew spent 10 years working for The Royal Horticultural Society. Matthew has also presented and featured in a number of television programmes including the award winning ‘Landscape Man’ for Channel 4. Matthew has also written and contributed to a number of books on gardening and horticulture including ‘Making a Garden’ the book which accompanied his television series, and the Garden Media Guild award winning ‘New Gardening – How to Garden in a Changing Climate’.
OTHER EVENTS in 2016
New World & France Wine Tasting & Lunch – Saturday 5th March 2016
Aaron’s Chef Dinner – Weds 16th March 2016
Matthew Wilson on Chelsea – Thurs 21st April 2016
New World & France Wine Tasting & Lunch – Saturday 7th May 2016
Garden Day & Lunch – Tuesday 14th June 2016
An Evening Cruise around Rutland Water in search of the Osprey – Wednesday 22nd June 2016
The Matthew Wilson dinner will take place on Thurs 21st April 2016 with aperitifs from 7.30pm, dinner at 8.15pm with paired wines and coffee. Dinner Jacket is required. Tickets at £100 pp.
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