Focus on Flowering Trees: a masterclass for designers

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Majestic Trees

Chequers Hill

Flamstead

AL3 8ET

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Focus on Flowering Trees: a masterclass for designers

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Flowering trees are an integral design element, yet few work confidently across the full palette available.  For example:

  • flowering cherries vary dramatically in growth habit, so which cultivars will also provide the desired silhouette?
  • spring blossoming trees are relatively well known, but what about summer and winter flowering options? 
  • has due consideration been given not just to the blossom but also to summer and autumn foliage colour?  which will work best against existing landscaping or stonework through all seasons?
  • which varieties work best under tough site conditions?  which ones are low maintenance?  which are temperamental?  

When it comes to specifying high impact trees for planting schemes, the Majestic team have a wealth of experience to share. In this session they will be focusing solely on the flowering trees, sharing top tips, pitfalls to avoid, and favourite ‘go-to’ varieties for a wide range of applications. 

Guided nursery walks will follow, led by senior Majestic advisors and informally themed around the day's topic. The day will conclude with a light buffet lunch served at 1pm, with opportunity afterwards to explore the nursery further and/or depart at leisure.

Order of the day:

10:00

arrival

10:30

seminar with Steve McCurdy and Maria Lumb of Majestic Trees

12:15

guided nursery walks led by the Majestic Advisors

1pm

light buffet lunch and conversation

opportunity to explore the nursery further

depart at leisure

About the Presenter

Steve McCurdy

Steve is the Managing Director of Majestic Trees and personally oversees all the buying for the nursery, travelling extensively each year to hand select stock for production. With 32 years of horticultural expertise, the last 20 of which have been focused on trees, Steve frequently speaks at seminars and conferences on practical aspects of mature tree specification and planting.

About the Nursery Walk Guides

Maria Lumb

Maria Lumb joined Majestic Trees in 2011, coming to us from Bergius Botanical Garden where she was responsible for caring for the garden’s tree collection. Since joining Majestic she has gone on to complete her RHS Masters in Horticulture with Distinction. As manager of our stock records and pruning programme, Maria’s knowledge of the characteristics of the trees in our considerable range is exceptional.

Sarah Shynn

Sarah is a senior advisor at Majestic Trees and manages the advisory team. She specialises in those enquiries which call for a high level of design input. Sarah has been advising at Majestic for fifteen years and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Her formal training includes an OND and HND in Commercial Horticulture from Writtle College of Agriculture and Horticulture, and a distinction in Garden Design from Capel Manor. In 2011, Sarah was awarded ‘Sales Professional of the Year’ at the UK Grower Awards.

Helen Thomas

Helen is a senior advisor at Majestic Trees, also specialising in those projects requiring a high level of design input. Her career began in fashion design, and she worked for 12 years as a senior designer at one of the major fashion houses. In 2010 she decided to retrain as a garden designer, enrolling at Capel Manor College where she earned her NOCN Cert. Garden Design and was awarded Student of the Year. At Majestic she combines her considerable design and illustration talent with her love of plants to provide advice of the highest quality.

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