Where the Wild Flowers Grow by Leif Bersweden
An intriguing and timely exploration of the importance of Britain and Ireland's Plant Life
Our resident flora is packed full of remarkable creatures. There are plants that poison predators, fight battles and play mind games with pollinators. We have carnivores and climbers, puppeteers and parasites. Some are giants thousands of years old, while others are tiny pinpricks a millimetre across.
In 2021, Leif went on a big botanical adventure around Britain and Ireland with his bike, travelling from Hampshire's Bluebell woods to the shores of Shetland, to track down our most intriguing and well-known plants, with the people who love them most dearly.
This talk follows him on that journey as he botanises his way through an entire calendar year, meeting our plants, telling their stories and exploring people's connection to their local flora, and is all about the joy of engaging with nature, the importance of plants for our climate, and celebrating our unbelievable botanical diversity.
The Big Marquee
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
£5 (free to patrons)