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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Wack's Wicked Plants1 Day ago
Busy few days for the Wicked plants!!! Next Weds and Thursday is @lincolnshireshow + Friday, Saturday and Sunday @RHS Garden Harlow Carr plant show!! Plants looking fab despite the weather 🌦️
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Wack's Wicked Plants3 days ago
Vft snaps!! Dm double trouble, dm Amteborous + a few from our #peatfreetrials (will post some results when we get time)!!!
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Wack's Wicked Plants5 days ago
These beet red pitcher plants really stood out amongst all the others pitcher plants. I’ve never seen anything quite like them. The colors were so deep and saturated they seemed to glow, and were almost hard to look at - kind of like staring into a black light. They are a reddish color variant of Sarracenia x moorei, which is a Sarracenia flava x leucophylla cross (I think). This is just another example of the extreme biodiversity of these bogs.

To help protect these rare and ecologically sensitive bogs, I do not share locations. Also - no AI was used to generate this image.
Wack's Wicked Plants
Wack's Wicked Plants5 days ago
Nursery snaps.. Billy and the bog! Dm Fiamma, foxy sarra hybrids and what have you 😊
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Wack's Wicked Plants2 weeks ago
Open weekend starts today at 10 till 4 !! Flytraps, sarras, sundews etc… 😀😎 + the new bog garden
Wack's Wicked Plants
Wack's Wicked Plants2 weeks ago
Hybrid seedlings, leuco crosses . Cobras and leuco alba + our Billy 😀