14/06/2022 – An Evening With Åsa Gregers-Warg
The Beth Chatto Gardens – past, present & future.
Tuesday 14th June 2022, 7pm (arrival from 6.15pm)
Tickets £20 – tea/coffee and homemade biscuits on arrival included.
Åsa Gregory’s-Warg is head gardener at the prestigious Beth Chatto Gardens, where she has worked since 2001. In this evening lecture Asa will be covering the history of the gardens, Beth’s design philosophy and approach to sustainable gardening and looking at the different areas (dry, wet & shady) of the gardens. Asa will also be talking about working at the Beth Chatto Gardens: how she ended up there, working with Beth and the challenges of gardening in one of the driest parts of the country and the challenges of managing a mature garden.
Åsa’s career in horticulture started as an intern at the Botanical Gardens in Stockholm, Sweden. Having completed her horticultural and landscape construction studies she spent a couple of years working in a nursery and garden centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, before deciding to move to the UK to further expand her plant knowledge.
In 2001 she took up residence in the caravan next to Beth’s vegetable patch and spent the summer working on the nursery, before joining the garden team full time. Over the next decade Åsa took on more and more responsibilities as Beth gradually stepped back from the daily running of the gardens.
As Head Gardener, Åsa is responsible for the day-to-day upkeep and development of the gardens. Leading a small team of gardeners and trainees, she also works closely with the nursery’s Plant Production team, as many of the plants grown in the garden are used as propagation material.
Having worked closely with Beth over the years, Åsa has gained an invaluable insight and understanding of the garden’s underlying philosophy and planting principles. Together with her team she continues to care for the gardens and pass on her knowledge, ensuring that Beth’s legacy is being carried forward.
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