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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A big Thank you to everyone to came to our open weekend!! Good weather was a bonus!! Update from Wicked plants HQ ... have been asked by the RHS to take part in this years Chelsea flower show.😳😀 at least we have no time to panic about it!!!! We will be doing a new display on an Island . I believe we are filling in for Trinidad and Tobago #nopressure Bring it on !!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Wacks wicked plants are proud to announce our 1st open weekend of 2022!!!! Saturday 7th + Sunday 8th May . 10 till 4 both day's !! Loads of plants for sale including several new varieties . Here's a sneak preview of what awaits..... Next door Scampston Hall and Walled Garden have all the facilities inc plant sales area , Cafe, walled garden, woodland and parkland walks !! Look forward to seeing you there!! Friendly dogs + customers welcome!! 😄 ... See MoreSee Less
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After a busy Harrogate Flower Show , back on the nursery where everything is waking up !! 😄🧐😲 ... See MoreSee Less
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Prepping the cloths for Harrogate Flower Show . Make sure we don't get any White dog hairs on them.... That went well!!!! 😄🤨🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
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