Talks & Workshops

We give a tailor made talk and presentation about carnivorous plants. The talk is adapted to the audience.

For schools, depending on the current subject being taught, and age group. Examples are ‘aliens’ for year 1 and 2, ‘evolution’ at York College. The ‘gruesome’ pictures are appreciated. Highlight of the talk seems to be when we trigger the Venus Fly Trap, which usually earns a standing ovation!

For gardeners and adult groups the emphasis is on habitat, conditions required to grow carnivorous plants. It also includes our journey to where we are today; backyard to stately home (not in the stately home!)

The presentation that accompanies the talks has a lot of pictures, including some gruesome ones. Overall, the talk is lighthearted, and will explain where carnivorous plants grow, how they have developed, how to grow them yourself. It will highlight the trapping mechanisms that the plants employ, how they attract insects.

We bring a good selection of plants, so people can see, touch, smell and buy the actual plants.

Duration of the talk itself is approximately 45 minutes. After this there is a question and answer session and opportunity to come and have a look at or buy the plants

 Feedback from previous talks:

“The visual nature of the slides was stunning”

“The plants you brought were impressive”

“Your talk was very educational and fun”

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After much deliberations we have decided on the names for the 5 clones: Clone 1 aka ragnatela, clone 2 aka lemon sherbert, clone 3 aka merletti rossi, clone 4 aka netty, clone 5 aka golden lime - thanks everybody for suggesting names and taking part!! We will be releasing Clone 6 of the Italian selection to co-inside with RHS Chatsworth Flower Show which was due to start on June 11th !!!! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry folks, run out of time this weekend to choose the new aka names for the hybrids. Will so do so tomorrow (it is a bank holiday after all!!) - this is serious business and cannot be rushed!! ... See MoreSee Less

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This would have been the last day @RHS Chelsea Flower Show SW1 !! Instead here is clone 5 of our new hybrids !! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Today our article for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show SW1 has been released, you’ll find it at the bottom of the virtual Chelsea page ‘what’s on Saturday‘. It is all about growing carnivorous plants outdoors all year round. If you are interested, there are some videos on our YouTube channel how to create your own pot for outdoors - this is the one for planting up a sink - ... See MoreSee Less

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