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Frances Tophill: A Year in a Small Garden

Monday 5th August 2024
Big Top, Lodge Grounds


Frances Tophill is a British horticulturist, conservationist, author, and television presenter known for her contributions to Love Your Garden and Gardeners’ World. She studied for a bachelor’s degree in horticulture with plantsmanship from the Scottish Agricultural College and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. A Year in A Small Garden is her sixth book.

In June 2022, her first show-garden won a platinum medal and best in show at Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham.

Frances also works with the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening to promote gardening to young people, and is a keen quilter and amateur potter.

‘A Year in A Small Garden’ will be available to purchase at the event from our book seller Night Owl Books.

Books can also be pre-ordered from Night Owl here.

Frances will be available for a (time-limited) book signing after the event.

This is a seated event (unreserved).

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

The Big Top venue is wheelchair accessible.

If you have questions about accessibility please find more information here  or contact