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Talks, Lectures & Design Services

Talks & Lectures

For many years we at Thorncroft have given talks to local garden clubs and horticultural societies. This began with Ruth together with her late mother, Dorothy and together they visited most village halls in Norfolk and a good few further afield too!  Peter took over giving the talks and lectures in 2012 and has travelled widely showing our wonderful digital library of images to groups all over the UK. 

Peter has received many compliments for his talks and the photographs and speaks for some of the countries leading horticultural organisations including the English Garden School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London.

There are a varity of talks that Peter gives and of course tailor made talks can be prepared if you have a specific area of clematis that you would like Peter to cover.

If you would like to book a date for your club, please telephone the nursery and speak to Peter, or you can e-mail the nursery using the link below. Due to the seasonal demands on Peter's time his talk season runs from September to the end of March each year. 

Please use the Contact Us page to make an enquiry.


We run Pruning Demonstrations in February each year - see Pruning Demonstrations on the Current Shows & Events page for details.

If your organisation, club or society would like us to visit your garden to give a demonstration, please use the Contact Us form.

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Design Consultations

At Thorncroft Clematis we are always happy to spend time giving help and advice on planting, aftercare, pruning etc to our customers. For many years we have also been delighted to provide more detailed guidance to gardeners and designers who know what they wish to achieve but require our help in selecting the most suitable clematis from the huge number available today.

For a design consultation or even a garden visit, please call the nursery or visit our contact us page to ask for further details and availability.