Lunchtime Talk: Gardens and Wildlife

Thursday 20 April 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Our gardens are very important for nature conservation in the UK. They take up more land than all the country’s nature reserves put together, and most importantly they give people close contact with wildlife.

Chris Baines was born and raised in Sheffield and he has been championing the idea of wildlife gardening for more than 40 years. He designed a Rich Habitat Garden for BBC TV’s Gardeners’ World in 1979. He created the very first wildlife garden at Chelsea Flower Show in 1985, and his best-selling book How to Make a Wildlife Garden has been in print for 30 years.

In his illustrated lecture Chris will show why garden wildlife is so attractive, and he will give practical advice on how to attract more birds, bees and butterflies to gardens large and small. He will also be signing copies of his new book, the RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening.

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