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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The 2nd 'lagoon of gloom' finished and filled with colourful 2ltr specimens. inc s.Bella, Juthatip, flava, Vogel ,venosa (all for sale !) !! A few warm days to come 🙂😎☀️
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Young plants update. Some of our own + Stephen Morley crosses colouring up !!! 🙂 keeping an eye on these 🧐🙂
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Mark your calendars - our Plant Fair is back! We are delighted to announce that our Autumn Plant Fair is still going ahead as planned this September. We want all our visitors to have a lovely and safe day out and will be planning the event in accordance with government guidance. More details about the fair are on our website! ( ... See MoreSee Less

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