Talk: Between a Bog and a Hard Rock

Christina shows in this talk the development and inspiration behind the making of Dyffryn Fernant Garden, which she started from a wilderness in 1996.

Dyffryn Fernant, Christina’s garden, is a personal statement, her response to the landscape in which it sits, under the Preseli hills, one mile from the sea in Pembrokeshire. In this richly illustrated talk, ‘Between a Bog and a Hard Rock’, she explains the motivation behind the making of it, how she dealt with various inhospitable environments, some of her triumphs and disasters, hopes and desires for the future.

Christina by Jacki Sime

Christina by Jacki Sime









Christina last gave this talk to Reading Gardeners on 19th October 2016. You can read a review here.

“I found it fascinating, a good story well told and beautifully illustrated. All I’ve heard from other members is along the same lines: ‘delightful’, ‘inspiring’, etc.”   … Alex Siddall, Reading Gardeners

The talk lasts approximately one hour with a power point presentation of photographs throughout.

The Magic Garden

Gunnera in Bog Garden

Christina has given this talk widely in West Wales to Garden Clubs and Societies such as the West Wales Hardy Plant Society.

We supply our own digital projector, screen and all other equipment as necessary.
For fees and expenses please ask Christina on
Other talks are in development. However if you have a particular subject of interest please do ask me.