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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1st to flower in 2020 in the tunnel !! stocky little flava + some as yet unnamed VFT's with big, bad traps !!!! www.wackswickedplants.co.uk/shop #virtualflowershow www.virtualflowershow.uk 25th/26th April 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Todays snaps !! These plants were meant to star at @rhsCardiff + @harrogateflowershow #displayplants sarracenia 'Judith Hindle' , sarracenia 'Tygo' + sarracenia 'Velvet' !! They will be appearing in a #virtualflowershow April 25th/26th ...more info to follow ! www.wackswickedplants.co.uk/shop ... See MoreSee Less

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Pics of the day !! Some of our colourful hybrids showing off today inc..sarracenia x smoorii, Scarlet Belle + Siouxsie + ping grandiflora finally bursting into life !! And of course our daily Billy the lurcher snap who has a spring in his step again !! 🙂
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Sundew Sunday !! Hardy sundews finally getting a wiggle on + waking up. Probably wishing they hadn't with today's weather 💨😟.... Drosera intermedia, rotundifolia, anglica + binata dichotoma all available online @ www.wackswickedplants.co.uk/shop 😃 ... See MoreSee Less

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