Festive horticulture displays and talks
- Beautiful displays from 25 Nov - 6 Jan
- Weekday talks 28 Nov - 6 Jan
- Weekend talks 10-11 Dec
Come and see our fabulous Ice and Fire winter planting displays in the Mediterranean Biome, or drop into one of our free talks on fiery chilli plants.
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Ice and Fire displays
We’ve added unexpected added dimension to the Med Biome this winter, with fabulous Ice and Fire winter planting displays.
Fiery hot chilli plants and ice cool winter Cyclamen, with their frosted foliage, have been specially coaxed into winter flowering and fruiting, when many plants are taking their well-earned winter rest.
They’re sure to be a delight to all the senses.
Our horticulturists are giving free half-hour talks on chillies – touching on their history, their renowned heat, and how to grow them – on weekdays at 1pm, from 28 November until 6 January.
And on 10 and 11 December chilli experts Michael and Joy Michaud (of Sea Spring Seeds, who grow the famed Dorset Naga chilli) are giving free half-hour talks on growing and cooking with these fiery fruits:
- 12 noon: 'Ten top tips for growing chillies'
- 2pm: 'Everything you should know about chillies but didn't know to ask'
Drop by the Citrus Grove in the Mediterranean Biome to pick up some tips and ideas.