Lawrence Wright

Author bio:

Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright started gardening with his granddad when he was ‘knee high to a grasshopper’ but you would have thought that falling into a runner bean row at 4 years old and being lost in the twining stems would have put him off gardening for life. It didn't. He studied horticulture at Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire and was a HBGBS (Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme) trainee at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. He won the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year in May 2016 and has just graduated from the RHS Wisley trainee scheme and is now working at Tregothnan as a horticulturist.

There are 9 articles by Lawrence Wright:

The new Australian garden at the Eden Project

Eden evolution

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Lawrence Wright discovers a slice of Australia in a hole in the ground at the world renowned Eden Project in Cornwall.

Magnolia campbellii

The Cornish Bloomometer

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Lawrence Wright reveals an unusual way of marking the arrival of spring in southwest England

Xmas wreath

How to make a Christmas wreath

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A Christmas wreath is one of the easiest decorations to make and it is quite easy to collect all the foliage you need to make one from the garden.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

A one night wonder

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A special cactus, Epiphyllum oxypetalum, flowers for one night only. Lawrence Wright couldn’t wait until his plant flowered.

Young Horticulturist of the Year

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Lawrence Wright is hoping he can beat his 5th placing from 2014 at this year’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition in Dublin.

Daphne bholua

In love with Daphne

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Lawrence Wright is smitten with Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ – the plant of the moment.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Weak at the knees for Katsura trees

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The Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) also known as the Candyfloss or Burnt Sugar tree is a spreading tree with a delightful fragrance in autumn.