Back to All Events

Alan Power: Stourhead's Head Gardener

  • Trinity Church Hall Trinity Church Hall, Trinity Street Frome BA11 3DE (map)
Alan Power Stourhead (event image).jpg

Join us for an evening with Stourhead's Head Gardener, Alan Power.

The story of Stourhead is a fascinating one, as much about the people who created it, as the garden itself. It is a timeless paradise, a landscape garden as breathtaking today as when it was created in the eighteenth century. No other garden from that period feels as complete, so perfectly balanced in its ideas, design and execution, and in the intensity of feeling it induces.

Alan Power is Head Gardner at Stourhead and perfectly placed to help us delve deeper into its design, explore the garden through the seasons, and understand what it takes to care for such an iconic and magical place.

This event celebrates the publication of 'Stourhead' a beautifully illustrated new book published by the National Trust, in which Alan Power and his co-author Stephen Anderton (garden writer for The Times) tell the fascinating story of how this tribute to the classical world – complete with lake, temples, grotto, bridges and monuments of all kinds – came to be created by generations of the Hoare family in Wiltshire.

Alan Power is Head Gardener at Stourhead. He has previously worked in some of the most beautiful gardens in the country, notably Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland and Hidcote in Gloucestershire. Alan is a regular contributor on BBC Radio 4 and has worked with the Gardener’s World team for BBC4.

Tickets £7 or £20 with book, available below or in shop.

Books will be available to buy at the event (cash and card accepted) and Alan will be happy to sign them on the night.

Earlier Event: October 19
Justin Newland - Book Signing
Later Event: November 5
Rick Stein: Secret France