Talks for Groups – Goodnestone, the story of a garden with George Plumptre


A recording of an online talk recorded in February 2021 for use by groups. Once purchased you will receive a link to access the recording via email.



National Garden Scheme Chief Executive was born and brought up at Goodnestone Park in Kent and his early years witnessed the restoration of the garden by his parents following years of wartime neglect and damage. Today it is one of the most admired gardens in the country, extending to some 12 acres around the elegant 18th-century house. It was the garden at Goodnestone which inspired George’s career as a garden writer and, most recently as Chief Executive of the National Garden Scheme for the past ten years. In his talk George will unveil the garden’s long history, highlighting the contributions of different members of his family, detailing many of the plants which today give so much of the garden’s interest and bringing it all to life with personal anecdotes and stories.

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