9 to 10.30 am Introduction – Fergus Garrett
The Gardener, a ‘maestro d’orchestra’ of greenery.
The Garden is an environment in constant movement that follows the natural rhythm of the seasons but where the gardener, through his compositional art and his sensitivity, brings life and harmony that is always new.
10:30 to 11:00 am Break
11 am to 12:30 pm Group – Mauro Crescini
Practical and technical aspects in selecting varieties for planting.
How our choices are never completely free but depend on our environment, the type of garden we want and the maintenance that we decide on.
12:30 to 1:45 pm Aperitif
1:45 to 3:15 pm Group – Fergus Garrett
The Gardener's point of view.
Lines, shapes, scents, colours and works, how they change and modify life in the garden over the seasons.
3:15 to 3:45 pm Break
3:45 to 5:15 pm Group – Annie Guilfoyle
Between design philosophy and reality, when beauty, longevity and economic aspects come together.
The meeting point between our design philosophy, the client’s wishes, what the plants can offer us and high-quality, long-lasting work.
5:15 to 5:45 pm Conclusion – Fergus Garrett Perceiving and experiencing the garden.
The garden is a living being that, if cultivated and loved, gives us emotions and sensations to be experienced through all the five senses. The garden cures the soul.
5:45 to 6:45 pm Tour of the nursery
6:45 pm Closing remarks
N.B: Only the introduction and the conclusion will involve all of the participants. Each participant will take part in each of the three groups (Mauro Crescini, Fergus Garrett and Annie Guilfoyle). The schedules are used to indicate the working time, but all of the three groups will always work simultaneously.