23rd June
10:30am - 11:15am

Meadow – A Conspiracy Between Nature and Culture

Festival Talk with Iain Parkinson

A Conspiracy Between Nature and Culture

Join Iain Parkinson, Head of Landscape and Horticulture, Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden.

This beautifully illustrated talk reveals the secret life of a traditional hay meadow. By examining the relationship between form and function, it explains how to recreate the essence of a meadow within a garden setting.

Speaker Bio - Iain Parkinson

Iain Parkinson is the Head of Landscape and Horticulture at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden. He is actively involved in creating and restoring species-rich grassland up and down the country and is author of a recently published book called ‘Meadow: The intimate bond between people, place, and plants’.

At A Glance

Date and time

23rd June
10:30am - 11:15am

Cost

£10, plus a valid Day Admission ticket for Borde Hill Garden Festival.

Important info

Location: The Animal Room, Borde Hill House.

Follow the signs to the terrace to arrive at Borde Hill House 5 minutes before the talk start time.

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