22nd June
3:00pm - 3:45pm

What Makes a Garden

Festival Talk with Jinny Blom

What Makes A Garden

Landscape gardener and writer Jinny Blom will discuss her garden design philosophy and highly individual approach to landscape design.

The talk will draw on her expert knowledge and personal reflections on all things related to gardens and garden design.

Speaker Bio - Jinny Blom

Jinny Blom is a landscape gardener who began her London-based landscape design practice in 2000. Since then, she has  created gardens and large estates all over the world. Her work, which focuses on conservation and the best use of land, has been celebrated internationally. She has created therapeutic gardens for the NHS charity CW+, most recently for the new ICU at Chelsea&Westminster Hospital where she is Artist-in-Residence. The garden forms part of academic research into the positive effects of biophilia on health. In 2002 HRH the Prince of Wales chose Jinny to help co-design his Healing Garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She went on to design two further Chelsea show gardens for Laurent-Perrier in 2006 and 2007, winning Gold. She returned in 2013 with Prince Harry’s first excursion into the show, in its Centenary year, with a conceptual garden designed to raise awareness of the landlocked country of Lesotho ravaged by the HIV epidemic.Jinny trained and practised as a transpersonal psychologist and psychotherapist, working for many years in mental health. In 1996 she chose to devote herself to her lifelong interest in natural landscapes and gardens. She has been a columnist for The Times, contributed regularly to radio and television worldwide, and in 2002 won BBC Radio Broadcaster of the Year for her Radio 4 Woman’s Hour feature following the King’s Chelsea Garden production. Jinny has been nominated Woman of the Year an unprecedented three times – in 2002, 2007 and 2013 – for her services to society.

 

At A Glance

Date and time

22nd June
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Cost

£10, plus a valid Day Admission ticket for Borde Hill Garden Festival.

Important info

Location: The Animal Room, Borde Hill House

Follow the signs to the terrace to arrive at Borde Hill House 5 minutes before the talk start time.

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