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Gardening for wildlife

Learn how to enhance your garden and attract wildlife, with guidance from an expert horticulturist. 27 October.

Event details

27 October 2017, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Kew Gardens
Course fee: £70 (£60 concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 25 places.

About the course

Join us on this new one-day course to see how implementing small changes to your garden, whether it is neat and tidy or wild and uncultivated, will have a large impact on your garden residents and visitors.

This course will look at how to create habitats and nesting sites for creatures great and small, the benefits of supplementary feeding and selecting wildlife friendly ornamental plants.

About the tutor

Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, UK, and an external examiner for the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She trained at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Christine was assistant Head Gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal and Hardy Ornamentals Team leader at Askham Bryan College in York.

Her main areas of work are in organic growing and wildlife gardening. Together, Christine and her husband Michael Lavelle won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008 for their books Organic Gardening and How to Create a Wildlife Garden (both published by Lorenz Books).

How to book

Please email adulted@kew.org with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641

Download the Spring/Summer adult short course brochure