Media Garden School Launched
Wednesday 30th September 2009
Floral Media officially launched its Garden School to a gathering
of invited guests which included local dignitaries, business associates,
community leaders and other interested parties.
Based close to Newark, the Garden School is a new purpose-built
facility offering workshops, talks, demonstrations and courses
within the horticultural sector. In addition, corporate, public
sector and community groups may benefit from the School which is
an ideal meeting venue located in a peaceful rural setting.
The venture is both exciting and unique. Guest speaker at the launch
- Nick Hamilton – endorsed the project. The son of Geoff
Hamilton of BBC Gardeners World fame, Nick runs Barnsdale Gardens
in Rutland where his father originally filmed Gardeners World.
With a lifelong passion and enthusiasm for gardening, he offered
inspiration and encouragement.
Nick highlighted the importance of learning. He commented “A
little knowledge is a dangerous thing. This is a tremendous facility
and will give gardeners a wonderful opportunity to expand their
Located within Floral Media’s existing nursery, the Garden
School is set in five acres of landscaped and produce gardens alongside
pasture land. Here practical sessions can be offered to enhance
any theory studied at the School.
Proprietors Steven and Paula Routledge have over 20 years experience
in the horticultural/floristry sector and aim to provide a relaxed
and safe learning environment for private groups of learners with
varying needs. “Both Steven and Paula not only have a passion
for horticulture but the gift of being able to relate to people” said
Nick “this connection allows them to share their depth of
knowledge and transfer skills to others”.
Councillor Bryan Richardson – Chairman of Newark & Sherwood
District Council – officially opened the School.
For a full programme of events or to find out further information,
please visit www.floralmedia.co.uk or
call 01636 636283.
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