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My Garden is my Teacher


Event Description

Alan recognises the need to find the best position and conditions in his high-altitude garden in Derbyshire for every plant. He traces the seasons with dramatic photography in the spectacular garden landscape and shows how fabulous plants can be when conditions are right. His perception is that when a garden has the chance to become established it develops a harmony and balance that can give enormous satisfaction and peace of mind. His pictures of the quiet places in his garden shows that it can be the perfect place to celebrate nature, to relax, reflect and even meditate on its beauty.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Alan

With specific interests in gardening and travel, Alan is a popular speaker on both subjects. Alongside public speaking he is Vice President of the Tibet Society and Relief Fund working on charity projects in India, and having always been a keen gardener, he developed the very popular attraction Cascades Gardens; a Meditation garden in Bonsall, Matlock, Derbyshire. This garden is open to the public (see

Alan is also an article contributor for Mirthy as well as having his own blog (

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!