Event: Horticultural Talk & GQT

If you’re a garden lover, do join us for an autumnal afternoon packed with a double-bill of gardeners’ delight on Sunday 8th October!

The doors of the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis will open at 1pm, the perfect time for a delicious organic cream tea or coffee, which is all included in the ticket price of just £7.

Click here to book tickets and/or exhibition tables.

If you have a question to pose to our hand picked GQT panel, you’ll need to have a chat to our team and register it before the first talk begins. Alternatively, use the form below:

Have a meander around the hall to find the perfect position for you and reserve your seat if you wish, then give way to temptation as you chat to local crafts people and plant selling stallholders dotted around the venue.

Local horticultural expert, Philip Gamble will set the afternoon in motion at 1pm giving away his trade secrets to a perfect garden in this popular talk: Architectural Plants and Foliage Texture. This fascinating presentation will be beautifully illustrated with Philip’s outstanding photographs of National Trust and private gardens, and will also include exclusive images taken from some of the private gardens he has designed.

During the interval at 1.45pm, enjoy another cuppa and have a chat to our panellists, as they limber up and prepare for a vibrant session of GQT chaired by Simon West. Previously submitted questions will not be seen by the panel beforehand and will be answered first. Time permitting, questions will also be taken from the floor.

The final bows will be taken by our team at 4pm, leaving you half an hour for chit chat and to grab any last minute bargains before the raffle is drawn. Prizes include a 2-hour private advisory consultation with Philip Gamble, in your garden, amongst other wonderful items.

We’ll be operating a cloakroom in case it’s chilly outside, so you won’t need to worry about being bundled up with winter coats.

We’ll make provision for priority seating for disabled guests, a waiting service will be on hand to take care of your needs and we’ll have a gift and plant creche too.

The kitchen will be open throughout the event, selling a wide range of vegan, organic, Fairtrade, fruit and herb teas and coffees, decaffeinated options and other light refreshments.


This event is a fundraiser for The Word Forest Organisation, a Dorset charity committed to plant trees, build classrooms and raise environmental awareness by educating impoverished communities in Kenya. We are aiming to raise enough money from this event to plant 100 trees. In a handful of years, they’ll draw down and lock in over 25 tonnes of carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the atmosphere and cleaning the air that blows all over the planet – thank you for supporting us by buying a ticket, or sharing news of the event on your social media.

Any questions? Drop us a line and we’ll do all we can to make sure you have a lovely experience at our event.

The Team

2 thoughts on “Event: Horticultural Talk & GQT

  • 5th October 2017 at 9:02 am

    Trying to book tickets to the fund raiser in Lyme Regis on Sunday the 8th but it won’t let me?? Just says it can’t open the page??

    • 5th October 2017 at 10:14 am

      We’re sorry, Ali, but we have had to cancel the event for this year. We are hoping to run it next year in the late Spring.


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