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Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser and Wirth, Bruton, Somerset – Rory Dusoir – Lecture

Thursday 16 January at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Rory Dusoir decided to pursue a career in horticulture while studying for a classics degree at Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating, he worked at Great Dixter as assistant head gardener prior to undertaking the prestigious Kew Diploma. He has been head gardener at Howe Mill, Wiltshire and Stud House, a private estate within the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. During these years, he was given some freedom to develop his own distinctive planting style.

In 2016, Rory set up the landscape company ‘Kennedy Song Dusoir’ with two fellow students of the Kew Diploma, Jeeun Song-Dusoir and Phil Kennedy. Based in London, they focus on creative design, installation and maintenance of landscapes and gardens. Rory has written on a wide range of horticultural topics for The Daily Telegraph, RHS Garden magazine and Gardens Illustrated, and has also contributed to two books: Plant User Handbook and Roses: A Celebration. His book on Piet Oudolf’s landscape work for Hauser and Wirth, Somerset will be published in September 2019.

This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

Lectures will be held at the Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL.

All lectures start at 7.30pm (except in March when the lecture follows the AGM) and are free to Friends on production of their membership card; guests will be asked for a donation (suggested £5). Attendees can use any University car park: the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns.

Disabled access: The University will make every effort to provide disabled access where possible. Disabled parking is available and wheelchair access is by the ramp at the side of the main steps. If you require support due to a disability please email Sally Meadows:



Thursday 16 January
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Friends of the Garden


The Frank Theatre
Tyndall Avenue
BRISTOL, BS8 1TL United Kingdom
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