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Forthcoming Events 2016

Roger holds regular talks, demonstrations and charity events around a variety of horticultural subjects including ‘Using Plants to Best Effect’ and ‘Exhibiting Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show’ both at the nurseries in Kent and by appointment for groups and tour companies.

Here’s a look at Roger’s up-coming events for 2016. Please contact us for information on any of the events below or to book your own private event.

14 Apr
RHS Flower Show Cardiff 14th-15th April

Roger returns to Cardiff again this year as the Chairman of the Assessing Panel for Show Gardens. Visit the RHS website for more information and tickets.

05 May
RHS Malvern Spring Festival 5th-8th May

Roger returns to Malvern on the judging panel to moderate the Show Gardens. For more information and tickets visit the RHS website.

24 May
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Roger will be returning to Chelsea this year as Chairman of the Artisan and Fresh Garden Assessing Panel. Gardens open 24th-28th May. For Tickets please visit the RHS website

05 Jul
The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 5th-10th July

Roger returns to Hampton Court to moderate this years garden entries. Show open during the week of 5th July.

12 Jul
Whitstable Horticultural Society talk

Roger will be giving a talk to Whitstable Horticultural Society the 12th July 2016. Details TBC

20 Jul
RHS Tatton Park Show

Tatton Park opens its gates for another year of garden entries from this years top designers. Roger will be Chairman of the Assessing Panel for this years show.  Show open 20th-24th July.

04 Aug
Hospice in the Weald Open Garden

Roger opens his garden for Charity with all proceeds donated to Hospice in the Weald. Details TBC

07 Aug
NGS Garden Open 2016

Roger will be opening his private garden again this year to support the NGS charities. Visitors are welcome to look round the garden and the nursery between 12pm and 5pm. Teas and biscuits are available.

09 Aug
Perennial presents an evening with Roger Platts

Details TBC...

15 Sep
Kent Life Awards

Roger will be judging the Kent Life Awards for 2016. For more information on entries and how to enter, please visit the Kent Life website.

Ellenor Secret Gardens

Roger will be giving a talk for charity and opening his garden for Ellenor, supporting families facing terminal illness in Kent.  Tickets are £15 per person inlcuding wine and canapés. Starts 6.30pm 18th June. A great cause!

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2015

BBC Gardeners’ World Live competition starts on the 11th-14th June at The NEC and Roger has been asked again this year to be the Ambassador for the event.

Linnea Reiser Garden Tour

A visit from a group of garden enthusiasts coming all the way from Norway and Sweden to visit the garden at Leydens.

Garden Visit from the Mid-Staffordshire Horticultural Society

A coach of 40 gardening enthusiasts visiting Leydens garden and nurseries.

Henfield Garden Club

Roger entertains his guests in the garden and at the nurseries.

Colyford Gardening Society

Roger talks to a group about creating a garden at The Chelsea Flower Show. Venue will be at The Colyford Memorial Hall

National Garden Scheme – Garden Open

Roger opens his garden to the public between 12 midday - 5pm. Tea & cakes available, all proceeds go to the charities of the NGS

Headcorn Gardeners Society

A visit to the Nursery and gardens. Welcome by Roger followed by a Q&A over a cup of tea & biscuits

Perennial poppy’s group inc. Queenstown, Australia

A group of gardening enthusiasts visit Roger's garden, with Roger available to answer questions.

Kent Gardens Trust

Roger will be giving an all-day lecture to a group of gardening enthusiasts on garden design and The Chelsea Flower Show

A visit from Sweden

Roger will be opening his private garden and nursery to a visiting group called Rosebuds Tours from Sweden and sharing a behind the scenes view of his experiences at The Chelsea Flower Show.

Talk at The Limpsfield & Oxted Horticultural Society

Roger talks about his experiences and exhibiting at The Chelsea Flower Show including his garden last year for M&G.

The Chelsea Flower Show

Roger will be judging this years show garden entries at Chelsea. You may spot him around the showground in his trademark straw hat.

Talk at the Rural Business Development & Advancement Group

Roger will be speaking about domestic garden design opportunities within the industry. He will be touching on his experience at RHS shows, both as an exhibitor and a judge, and discussing the importance of these shows in engaging with the public.

Elham Gardening Society

Roger gives a talk on how to create a garden at The Chelsea Flower Show

A ‘Garden in the making’

Roger hosts a talk at the Matfield & Brenchley Horticultural Society

Nutley Horticultural Society

Roger holds a talk at the Nutley Horticultural Society  

NGS open day at Leydens

Roger opens his garden to the public between 12 midday - 5pm. Tea & cakes available, all proceeds go to the charities of the NGS

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