Talks Give Tops Tips for a Wilder Garden!

Monday 27th February 2017

Book your Wildlife Gardening talks now!Hedgehog - Gillian Day

Wildlife gardening experts are gathering in Guildford next month to share their top tips on how to make everyone’s gardens a little bit wilder.

A morning of talks will be held in the town centre on Saturday April 1st, as part of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s first ‘Guildford Goes Wild’ event. Speakers will include hedgehog specialist Chris Matcham and experts from the Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group (SARG), Surrey Bat Group and Butterfly Conservation Surrey and SW London.

“Making your garden a little bit wilder brings amazing rewards – not just for wildlife but also for us,” said the Trust’s Wildlife Gardening Officer Dawn Fielding, who will be speaking at the event. “All gardens can be adapted in some way to make space for nature and small changes can make a big difference.

“Our experts will be sharing inspiring advice on how to attract hedgehogs, butterflies and bats into your garden, as well as top tips on how to make a wildlife friendly pond - so we really hope people will come along and learn how to help wildlife in their backyards.”

The wildlife gardening talks will be held from 9.30am-1pm in the upstairs conference room of Holy Trinity Church Hall, in Trinity Churchyard, off Guildford High Street, from 9.30am-1pm on Saturday April 1. Tickets for the morning of talks cost £12 for SWT members and £15 for non-members. Book your place here >> 

‘Guildford Goes Wild’ is a FREE event with a range of wild activities for all the family. Visitors can meet some garden animals, hunt for minibeasts, make a bird feeder or plant some sunflowers. There will also be wild face-painting and the chance to meet wildlife experts and the Trust’s mascot Billy the Badger!

There is also a FREE exhibition of stunning nature photographs by winner of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Richard Peters. See a selection of his amazing images here >>

For more information about the ‘Guildford Goes Wild’ event and a host of wildlife gardening advice and information visit the What's On and Wildlife Gardening pages of our website.

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