Dave Goulson "The Garden Jungle" Talk and Book Signing

11 September 2019, 19:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar)

Join us for an entertaining evening talk from renowned author of "A Sting in the Tail" and founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.  Professor Dave Goulson will be describing what lives in our compost piles and behind our trees’ bark and beneath our lawns, and then explains what we can do to increase biodiversity. How bee-friendly are the supposedly bee-friendly plants sold in our garden centres and nurseries? And should you use peat rather than compost, and if not why not? Why do urban bee hives often produce more honey than those in the countryside? And what are the repercussions of using lawn treatment chemicals on your lawns, or of encouraging garden areas to turn into natural meadow?  

His new book "The Garden Jungle: or Gardening to Save the Planet", is due for publication in July 2019 and Prof Goulson will be signing copies of his book which are available to purchase in advance (limited stocks also available to buy on the night).

Tickets are £10 per person (£8 for concessions).  

Doors at 7pm
Talk begins at 7.30pm (45 minutes with time after for questions and book signing)

Sandpit Theatre is fully accessible and has a small cafe/bar available on the night.

Free parking on site and surrounding roads.

Refunds will be given for cancellations 14 days in advance of the event date.

Please note the theatre seating is unreserved - we cannot guarantee seats together so please arrive in plenty of time.

Registration Types

Name Price Quantity

General Admission

Price £10.00 Quantity

Concession Ticket

Applies to students, seniors, children (under 12) or registered disabled.
Price £8.00 Quantity

Signed Hardback Copy of "The Garden Jungle"

To be collected and signed on the night
Price £16.99 Quantity