Alan Gardner

Festival 2018 Archive


£12.50 no concessions
Monday 2 July 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Town Hall, Market Place DE6 1ES


This is a must for gardeners and garden lovers. Alan Gardner prides himself on being an award winning gardener having won medals at the UK’s major horticultural shows from Chelsea to Hampton Court. But he’s not your typical gardener because Alan is autistic…and he puts his success down to the condition. Over the years, Alan has created 40 Royal Horticultural Society gardens and won numerous awards at Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park. Most recently, Alan won a silver medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. He has also had a successful television series helping others to plan their gardens, including one in Ashbourne.

‘Gardens make me feel happy’, says Alan.  ‘I have the need to grow plants.  I have the need to plant seeds and watch them grow.  I like being outside, I like being in the environment, I like every kind of weather, the light’.  Every good gardener needs to love the outdoors.