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Ponds, Pumps and Irrigation with Landscapeplus on 20 March 2018 - Free of charge

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Ponds, Pumps and Irrigation with Landscapeplus on 20 March 2018 - Free of charge

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Paul Willavoys is Business Development Manager at Landscape Plus, having been with the company from its early stages and developing through the sales team. He is now a well- known figure within the landscaping industry and helps designers with lighting and irrigation on many RHS Shows. He has a desire to educate people through talks nationwide and is very passionate about developing products fit for purpose within the garden. See below for more information or download PDF.

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Course lead: Paul Willavoys

Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

TIme: 9.30am for 10.00am start until 4.00pm

Location: Barnsdale Gardens, Barnsdale Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH

Cost: Free of charge

Course Overview
Understanding pond pumps, filters, liners and pond lighting with a great opportunity to look around Barnsdale Gardens, which were designed by Geoff Hamilton, who presented BBC Gardener’s World from 1979 until his death in 1996.

10:00 to 12.30

  • Overview of Landscapeplus and how they help their customers with pond enquiries
  • Positives on design and constructing a water feature in the garden and dispel any fears you may have
  • Different options of water features in the garden
  • Different types of pond pumps and their uses eg. fountain, watercourse, waterfall

12:30 to 2.00

  • Lunch and leisurely walk around Barnsdale Gardens

2.00 to 4.00

  • Understanding water quality
  • Filtration, calculations and products
  • Pond liner, installation options and calculations
  • Maintenance of water features
  • How Landscapeplus can help Designers and Contractors

This lecture is ideally suited to Garden Designers and Contractors as Landscapeplus.

What to bring
Please bring your preferred form of note taking.  For exploring the Gardens, please wear suitable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Full lunch menu is available at the Barnsdale Gardens Café.  Please make own arrangements including refreshments.

Approaching Oakham on A606 from Stamford. Pass through Empingham and then Whitwell. After approximately a quarter of a mile from Whitwell turn right at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton and the entrance is then one mile on the left.

Approaching Oakham on A6003 from Uppingham, turn right onto A606 at the first roundabout.  Proceed along this road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel towards Exton and the entrance is then one mile on the left.

There is free onsite parking.

Free of charge including admission to Barnsdale Gardens.  Please mention your attendance at the event as your name will be included on the register.

Terms and conditions
Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis.  We are not able to give refunds for cancellations.  However, you are welcome to nominate someone to take your place provided you have notified us of their name and contact details prior to commencement of the course. We reserve the right to cancel any course at any time.  In the rare event that we need to cancel a course, you will be contacted and given the option to receive a full refund of your payment or transfer to another course of the same value, subject to availability. 

*Where a student rate is selected, proof of a valid student ID must be sent to us via email (see contact information) prior to us being able to confirm your booking.  One student ID required per attendee.  We reserve the right to refuse admission on the course should proof of valid ID not be supplied prior to the commencement of the course.  A refund will be given for the course fee paid less an administration charge of £10.

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