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Dave Goulson: Garden Rewilding

The Sissinghurst Series presents leading researcher Dave Goulson for a talk and Q&A on the topic of 'bioabundance' and how to tackle its decline through gardening.

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We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years.

‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet.

Dave Goulson will suggest how we can all help to tackle this crisis, by turning our gardens and urban greenspaces into oases for life. He will discuss the many things we should do, and those things we should not do, to welcome bumblebees, butterflies, and a plethora of other wildlife into our gardens and into our lives.

This event is part of The Sissinghurst Series for 2024, a series of horticultural experts speaking on topical issues in the gardening world today.

About Dave Goulson: Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex, UK. He has published more than 350 scientific articles on the ecology of insects. He is the author of Bumblebees (OUP 2010), and of several bestselling popular books including A Sting in the Tale (2013), A Buzz in the Meadow ( 2014), The Garden Jungle (2019) and Silent Earth (2021), collectively translated in 20 languages.

Goulson founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006, a charity that has grown to 12,000 members. He is an “Ambassador” for the UK Wildlife Trusts.

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All £25.00

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Call 0344 249 1895

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Suitable for ages 12+

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Please go to Visitor Reception to sign in and to collect entry tickets for the garden.

Accessibility

This event takes place upstairs in the Oast Exhibition Space. There are handrails on both sides of the steps. Seating will be provided.

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Refreshments will be available.

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