Southern Symposium at Kells Bay Gardens

The 5th Southern Symposium at Kells Bay House & Gardens are to held on Saturday, 8th September 2018.

Billy and Penn Alexander are please to advise that the programme for he 2018 Southern Symposium at Kells Bay House & Gardens is almost complete.

Our 2 speakers confirmed to date to attend for next September.

We are honoured by the presence of:
Ken Cox, Glendoick Gardens
Matthew Pottage, Curator RHS Wisley Garden

We hope to announce our 3rd keynote speaker shortly!

The full programme is listed below. We expect that this line-up will quickly fill the available places, you may wish to reserve your places now. All day Symposium tickets are available at a price of €75 to include the talks, a guided walk through the gardens with our speakers, teas and coffees, Thai buffet lunch served with a glass of wine.

Please contact me at your convenience to reserve your place on 087 777 6666 or

Programme Order:

Friday, 7th September 2018
17.00 Gardens & Nursery open to all attendees until Dusk
20.00 Symposium Supper in the Conservatory
Join Billy and Guest Speakers for dinner (reservation required)

Saturday, 8th September 2018

08:00 Breakfast in the Dining Room (Residents and prior booking by other attendees)
09:30 Delegates gather in the Conservatory, complimentary Tea & Coffee
10:00 Welcome and Introduction

10:15 First speaker
11:45 Tea/Coffee

12:15 Second Speaker

13:30 Thai-style Buffet Lunch served in the conservatory and Terrace, weather permitting!

14:45 Third Speaker
16:15 Closing Remarks

Billy Alexander
Kells Bay Gardens

16.30- 17.30 Informal guided in the gardens with speakers