South West In Bloom Spring Seminar 2023 - Event Tickets sold out.

Anyone wishing to be added to the cancellation list should a ticket become available, please contact: email: or tel: 07875 849809. 

                 Date: Thursday 23rd March. Venue: The Town Hall, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL

                               Seminar Programme:

                             Welcome coffee/tea being served from 9-10am

                               10.00: Welcome & Introductions by SWIB Chair Jon Wheatley

                               10.15: Mexico City, The City of Flowers -  Speaker:  SWIB Chair Jon Wheatley

                               11.15: Comfort Break

                               11.30: Planting Design for Shows and Gardens - Guest Speaker: Dr Catherine MacDonald

                               12.30: Buffet Lunch and opportunity to network with Seminar Speakers, SWIB Judges and delegates

                                14.00: An RHS Chelsea Show Garden: Design to Completion - Guest Speaker: Mark Gregory

                                15.30: Comfort Break

                                15.40: 2022 Pride In Parks Awards

                                16:00: Question Time with our Seminar Speakers

                                16.30: Closing Remarks


                        Cost £20.00 per delegate. Closing Date for bookings: Friday 10th March 2023 (or earlier if all tickets sold). 

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Guest Speakers

Dr Catherine MacDonald     

Catherine is the Principal Landscape Gardener at Landform and has won GOLD medals at Chelsea and Hampton Court with her gardens, winning best in Category and the "Peoples Choice". 2022 was Catherine’s 15th Year at Chelsea and she has, besides her own gardens, project managed over 40 gardens at RHS shows. She designs beautifully balanced gardens and landscapes for private and commercial clients. Her designs often including strong architectural features and soft naturalistic style planting, to achieve a unique tailored design. Catherine’s background is in Science, having a PhD in genetics, which provided her with great organisational skills, an attention to detail and is often a source of inspiration in her work. Having previously worked with top Landscape Designers, Luciano Giubbilei, Christopher Bradley-Hole and Anthony Paul, she is a rich source of inspiration and experience to draw on . We look forward to hearing from Catherine and being inspired for our own projects.

Mark Gregory 

Mark is the inspirational owner of Landform and has designed two of the best ever gardens at Chelsea, both of which have won the prodigious “Peoples Choice”. In addition his teams have been involved with over 100 GOLD Winning exhibits as a Design and Construction team. Mark is currently working closely with Terry and Jon on a project for a Show Garden this year at Chelsea focusing on growing, cooking and eating. Mark and his company were also involved last year in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Tower of London. We very much look forward to being inspired by one of the country's top Landscaper and Constructor.