Marcus Chilton-Jones, curator of the new RHS Garden Bridgewater, gives our Annual Lecture

Date(s) - 08/09/2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1,

About Marcus:

Marcus Chilton-Jones started in the new role of Curator of RHS Garden Bridgewater in January 2017. He joined the project from the Dorothy Clive Garden in North Staffordshire, where he worked as Curator for eight years.

After I finishing his apprenticeship he worked on a restoration project at Morden Hall Park in southwest London;  restored orchards, rose gardens and lots of features around the historic mansion. He then moved on to Berryfields [former location of BBC Gardeners’ World] which involved setting everything up from scratch: a glasshouse, kitchen garden, borders… but on quite a small scale: it was a TV set if you like, a couple of acres.

His largest restorative (or re-creative) job was at Trentham, where the Italian Gardens cover about 10 acres – the Walled Gardens at RHS Bridgewater cover about 11 acres – so they’re quite similar in terms of scale and what needs to be accomplished.

Venue: Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1, Leicester University, University Road  (Location map will be sent with tickets)

Cost: Friends £15 / Guests £17     (includes a glass of wine or soft drink.)

Profits from this event will go to the Trust’s “Schools into Gardening” scheme.

For more information or to book, ring the Events Secretary on 0116-270-5711