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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5 days ago

Wack's Wicked Plants

We still have space available on our ‘Love at First Bite’ course this coming Wednesday! Join Peter and Helleentje Walker from Wack’s Wicked Plants Nursery for a fascinating insight into the captivating world of carnivorous plants!

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Leuco's showing Autumn pitchers !! As usual Billy has sneaked in as well !! He has leuco colours after all :)🐕😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Nursery visions from today !! inc... seedlings (trialling peat free mix for seeds), late flowers + colourful plants !! Starting to plot our final 2 displays of the [email protected]Harrogate Flower Show !! @Wack's Wicked Plants@Scampston Hall and Walled Garden ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Wack's Wicked Plants

Looking for something to do now the kids have gone back to school? Our next course in the conservatory is Love at First Bite! ... See MoreSee Less

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