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Attend 2 'Trio of Gardening Greats' talks for £12

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Knockholt

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Attend 2 'gardening greats' talks for £12!

Save £4.50 when you book for two of our 'gardening greats' talks on the 5th September. There will be three talks taking place on the day beginning with Steve Bradley at 11am, Val Bourne at 2pm and Peter Seabrook MBE at 6.30pm. Tickets are £7.50 per person per talk or £12 per person for two talks. If you would like to purchase 2 talks for £12 per person you will be able to choose from:

'Making the most of Bulbs' by Steve Bradley MHort (RHS)
Thursday 5th September at 11am - 12pm

Join Steve as he covers all things bulbs! He will cover everything from his favourite combinations and varieties to tips on planting, layering and caring for bulbs.

Steve is a career horticulturist who spent almost 30 years teaching horticulture at every level, from amateur up to degree. Appearing in the TV series Plant Life and Garden Doctors in the early 90s led to a second career writing books, magazine articles and the support booklets for the hugely successful BBC series 'Ground Force' along with wife Val (also a qualified horticulturist). Between them they now have over 50 gardening books to their names.

These days, Steve answers live question on alternate Sunday mornings for BBC Radio Kent, as well as making guest appearances on BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey. He and Val are Gardening Correspondents for the Sun newspaper every Saturday.


'My Favourite Bomb-Proof Roses' by Val Bourne
Thursday 5th September at 2pm - 3pm

Val is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer. A committed organic gardener all her life, she writes for many publications including The Daily Telegraph and the Hardy Plant Society Journal, she judges RHS floral and dahlia trials and loves growing roses.

As an organic gardener, she has to choose roses very carefully because they have to be healthy, vigorous and disease-free, all grown in her Cotswolds garden at Spring Cottage.

Val is going to talk about her top ten roses and how she uses them in her planting. Combinations include herbaceous peonies as the perfect partner, both have fully-petalled flower so they don't sustain insects. Surrounding roses and peonies with insect-friendly plants like astrantias, scabious, well-behaved hardy geraniums etc. helps to keep them healthy and gives flower from May until October. Val will also cover pruning and feeding.


'A Lifetime of Growing Plants' by Peter Seabrook MBE
Thursday 5th September at 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Writer and broadcaster Peter started with the BBC Radio Home Service in 1965. He has presented gardening programmes on BBC 1 (Pebble Mill at One), BBC 2 (Gardeners World), Chelsea Flower Show, WGBH, Boston, (The Victory Garden coast to coast in the States for 20 years) and has been the Gardening Editor for The Sun for over 40 years.

Two of his books, Complete Vegetable Gardener and Shrubs for Your Garden (the latter set to music and premiered in Sydney Opera House), have been published in more than ten languages. In his session Peter will share his secret to successful gardening.


Tickets:

You will receive an email from Eventbrite our online booking system provider. This email will contain your ticket/s . Please make sure you print these tickets along with the accompanying email. You will be required to present these to a member of the Coolings team before attending the event / excursion.

Please keep HOLD of you tickets as you will be required to present these when attending any of the five theatre in the garden events.


Additional Information:

We suggest you arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for parking. Within our car park there will be a designated area for you to park. Please follow the signage on the day.

Each session lasts for 1 hour, followed by questions and answers. Tea, coffee and water refreshments are available and included in the ticket price.

Dining Options:

Arthurs restaurant will be oen as usual from 9am, serving our summer menu (breakfast 9-11am / lunch 11.30am - 3pm) with sones, cakes and pastries from our bakery.

For this event Arthurs will also be open for a dinner menu between 4-5.30pm. Booking is essential for evening meals (Arthurs will remain open until 6pm for Tea/Coffee & Cakes).

To book your table, contact the restaurant team on 01959 532269. Don't forget you can also pre-book an afternoon tea between 2.30pm - 4pm, which may be a odd choice if you are planning on attending the afternoon session.


FAQs

Am I only able to now book online for events with Coolings?

Our online ticket system is by far the easiest way for the majority of our customers to make a booking. However we are still happy to receive phone booking at Coolings Garden Centre on 01959 532269 (payment can be made preferably by credit / debit card over the phone / cheque in the post).

Alternatively you may still visit Coolings Garden Centre in person and make a booking at our customer service desk located in the main shop. If making a booking in person at Coolings you can pay by credit / debit card, cheque or cash.

If paying by cheque for any event / excursion this is only available up until 10 days prior to the event taking place. If you are booking less than 10 days prior to the event payment must be made by one of the alternative methods.

I am have a Coolings Family Card, can I use it?

Coolings Family can be used for this event. To use your card please enter your card number into the 'Enter Promotional Code' box when selecting your tickets. This is the full 11 digit cardholder number.

What if I have some specific requirements that are not listed here?

Please contact Coolings Garden Centre on 01959 532269 or alternatively email us on events@coolings.co.uk to discuss your requirements and as always we will do our best to accomodate them.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Coolings Garden Centre on 01959 532269 or alternatively email us on events@coolings.co.uk

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your ticket to someone else, but we must receive confirmation of this 48 hours before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes a printed ticket must be brought to the event. Although our ticket provider 'Eventbrite' does offer electronic tickets mobile reception at Coolings is often limited so this may mean you are unable to recall your ticket on site. We do hold a record of all attendees to any event / excursion/ holiday, but if you do not have your ticket this will cause you some delays.

What if I wish to cancel?

Refunds on Events can only be offered 14 days before the event/excursion.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Tickets may be transferred with 48 hours notice but on the day of an event ticket attendee/s should match our registration details.


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