The day starts for delegates at 9.30 for coffee, and runs through to 4.30.  In addition there will be a Wildlife Gardening Fair open to all visitors to the Centre, with lots of stalls run by suppliers and conservation organisations, so even if you give the formal programme a miss there will be good reason to visit.  The London Wetland Centre is a wonderful place to visit, and we will have great facilities for our meeting.

We have a really strong programme for beginners and wildlife gardening experts alike, with well known keynote speakers and a large number of experts giving talks, walks and workshops on 14 different and important topics in two break-out sessions. We are restricted to 150 delegates, so please read down and book as quickly as possible, since this event will be a sell-out!

Programme:   You can download and print the full programme here - highlights are below

09.30     Coffee and tea for delegates

10.00   Introduction

10.05     What you do matters: A thousand ways to help wildlife in your garden
             Adrian Thomas,  Author, Blogger and Forum Trustee

10.30     Growing the wildlife gardening revolution
             Professor Chris Baines, Author, Broadcaster and Forum Patron

11.00     Morning break-out session (see below for options)

12.15 –  Lunch break and time to visit the Fair and walk round the LWC
  2.00   

  2.00     Afternoon break out session (see below for options)

  3.10     The Bumblebee Flies Anyway: the garden I brought back to life from under a sea of decking
             Kate Bradbury, Author and Broadcaster

  3.35     Wildlife gardening and the London National Park City
             Peter Massini (Greater London Authority) and Paul de Zylva (London National Park City Foundation)

  4.00    Round-up and discussion

  4.30    Finish (Stalls in the Fair open until 5.00)

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Wilflife Gardeners Day
Wildlife Gardening Forum workshop meeting 18th October 2017 London Wetland Centre

This is not a conference as such, but an opportunity for Forum members to talk briefly and informally about projets they are involved with, and to participate in workshops and discussions about pratcicl topics, especiall wetland related!  The London Wetland Centre is a wonderful place to visit, and we will have great facilities for our meeting.

Watch this space for further anouncements, an overall program should be available soon.



Wildlife Gardeners Day  Saturday May 19th 2018

This is a joint venture by the Wildlife Gardening Forum and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at the London Wetland Centre  SW13 9WT

Break-out options

There are 14 excellent options available during the breakout sessions, and most are repeated morning and afternoon, so that you should be able to go to the ones you most want to see.  Unless otherwise stated, each option lasts for 25 minutes, so you can go to two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Some however last the whole hour.  Unless otherwise stated, there is a limit of 25 delegates for each option session, so it's best to book quickly to make sure you can get what you want.  There will be maps showing where to go for each option on registration on the day.

When you make your booking on the page here, you will be asked to enter the booking code numbers for the options you want, in order of preference (most wanted first), and it would be advisable to add a couple of spares in case options are already booked.  Make a note of the options you want before starting the booking!

Booking Options available
code


1.         WLGF Member talks 1 hour, morning only
              •  Surrey’s wildlife highways  Dawn Fielding, Surrey Wildlife
              •  Creating a wildlife-friendly garden in a new housing estate  Jenny Griffiths
              •  Wildflower relationships with plant-feeding invertebrates   Gerald Dawe
              •  Waxcaps and whirligigs: encouraging wildlife in a Devon garden  Jonathan Elphick
              •  Bee Friendly: Making a difference together with Pollinator Promise
2.         Flowers and pollinating insects: a partnership  Marc Carlton,  The Pollinator Garden and Forum Trustee   
             One  hour
3.         Earthworms of Britain and their habitats  Anthony Roach,  Earthworm Watch available AM only
4.         Preventing garden wildlife disease  Kate Risely, BTO Garden BirdWatch Organiser
5.         Garden design for children & wildlife Sylvia Myers, London Wildlife Trust
6.         Dragonflies in the garden  Ruary MacKenzie Dodds  British Dragonfly Society
7.         Bumbleebees in the garden Dr Nikki Gammans,   Bumblebee Conservation Trust
8.         Creating ponds in your garden LWC Staff
9.         Meadow in your garden Jenny Steel: Author and www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk
10.       Hedgehogs in the garden Dr Nigel Reeve, Hedgehog expert
11.       Reptile/amphibia walk   LWC and Laurence Arnold
12.       Walk to view LWC flower meadows  LWC staff
13.       Flower drawing workshop Judith Gordon, Watercolour artist 1 hour, limited to 8 and available PM only
14.       The exciting opportunities for gardeners as wildlife recorders Maria Longley, GIGL available PM only


Wildlife Gardener's Fair

The Fair is running all day and is open to all the visitors to the Wetland Centre as well as to the delegates.  It will take place with stalls in and around the courtyard, and there will be maps and signage. So far we are expecting:

RosyBee Nursery
Saith Fynnon Wildlife Plants
Butterfly Conservation
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Wildlife Gardening Forum (that's us!)
Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
In Focus (binoculars and telescopes)
Hazelwood Landscapes
British Trust for Ornithology
London Wildlife Trust
London Natural History Society
Natural History Museum, Garden Bioblitz
London Beekeepers Association
British Dragonfly Society
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
Royal Horticultural Society
And we expect some more stalls to sign up in the next two weeks.

Booking to attend

The event costs £30, which includes refreshments on arrival.  There is an excellent restaurant at the Centre, and a barbecue will be operating, with vegetarian options. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch and picnic in the grounds.

Book for the Wildlife Gardeners' Day HERE. Make sure you have noted the code for your break-out options first!

Wildlife Gardeners Day  Saturday May 19th 2018

This is a joint venture by the Wildlife Gardening Forum and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
at the
London Wetland Centre  SW13 9WT

The day starts for delegates at 9.30 for coffee, and runs through to 4.30.  In addition there will be a Wildlife Gardening Fair open to all visitors to the Centre, with lots of stalls run by suppliers and conservation organisations, so even if you give the formal programme a miss there will be good reason to visit.  The London Wetland Centre is a wonderful place to visit, and we will have great facilities for our meeting.

We have a really strong programme for beginners and wildlife gardening experts alike, with well known keynote speakers and a large number of experts giving talks, walks and workshops on 14 different and important topics in two break-out sessions. We are restricted to 150 delegates, so please read down and book as quickly as possible, since this event will be a sell-out!

Programme:   You can download and print the full programme here - highlights are below

09.30    Coffee and tea for delegates

10.00     Introduction

10.05     What you do matters: A thousand ways to help wildlife in your
                garden   Adrian Thomas,  Author, Blogger and Forum Trustee

10.30     Growing the wildlife gardening revolution
             Professor Chris Baines, Author, Broadcaster and Forum Patron

11.00     Morning break-out session (see below for options)

12.15 –  Lunch break and time to visit the Fair and walk round the LWC
  2.00   

  2.00     Afternoon break out session (see below for options)

  3.10     The Bumblebee Flies Anyway: the garden I brought back to life
               from under a sea of decking
             Kate Bradbury, Author and Broadcaster

  3.35     Wildlife gardening and the London National Park City
             Peter Massini (Greater London Authority) and Paul de Zylva (London                National Park City Foundation)

  4.00    Round-up and discussion

  4.30    Finish (Stalls in the Fair open until 5.00)

Break-out options

There are 14 excellent options available during the breakout sessions, and most are repeated morning and afternoon, so that you should be able to go to the ones you most want to see.  Unless otherwise stated, each option lasts for 25 minutes, so you can go to two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Some however last the whole hour.  Unless otherwise stated, there is a limit of 25 delegates for each option session, so it's best to book quickly to make sure you can get what you want.  There will be maps showing where to go for each option on registration on the day.

When you make your booking on the page here, you will be asked to enter the booking code numbers for the options you want, in order of preference (most wanted first), and it would be advisable to add a couple of spares in case options are already booked.  Make a note of the options you want before starting the booking!

Booking Options available
code
1.         WLGF Member talks 1 hour, morning only
              •  Surrey’s wildlife highways  Dawn Fielding, Surrey Wildlife
              •  Creating a wildlife-friendly garden in a new housing estate 
                  Jenny Griffiths
              •  Wildflower relationships with plant-feeding invertebrates  
                  Gerald Dawe
              •  Waxcaps and whirligigs: encouraging wildlife in a Devon garden 
                  Jonathan Elphick
              •  Bee Friendly: Making a difference together with Pollinator Promise
2.         Flowers and pollinating insects: a partnership  Marc Carlton, 
             The Pollinator Garden and Forum Trustee    One  hour
3.         Earthworms of Britain and their habitats  Anthony Roach, 
             Earthworm Watch available AM only
4.         Preventing garden wildlife disease  Kate Risely,
             BTO Garden BirdWatch Organiser
5.         Garden design for children & wildlife Sylvia Myers,
             London Wildlife Trust
6.         Dragonflies in the garden  Ruary MacKenzie Dodds 
             British Dragonfly Society
7.         Bumbleebees in the garden Dr Nikki Gammans,  
             Bumblebee Conservation Trust
8.         Creating ponds in your garden LWC Staff
9.         Meadow in your garden Jenny Steel: Author and  creater
             of www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk
10.        Hedgehogs in the garden Dr Nigel Reeve, Hedgehog expert
11.        Reptile/amphibia walk   LWC and Laurence Arnold
12.        Walk to view LWC flower meadows  LWC staff
13.        Flower drawing workshop Judith Gordon, Watercolour artist 1 hour,                  limited to 8 and available PM only
14.        The exciting opportunities for gardeners as wildlife recorders
            Maria Longley, GIGL available PM only


Wildlife Gardener's Fair

The Fair is running all day and is open to all the visitors to the Wetland Centre as well as to the delegates.  It will take place with stalls in and around the courtyard, and there will be maps and signage. So far we are expecting:

RosyBee Nursery
Saith Fynnon Wildlife Plants
Butterfly Conservation
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Wildlife Gardening Forum (that's us!)
Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
In Focus (binoculars and telescopes)
Hazelwood Landscapes
British Trust for Ornithology
London Wildlife Trust
London Natural History Society
Natural History Museum, Garden Bioblitz
London Beekeepers Association
British Dragonfly Society
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust
Royal Horticultural Society
And we expect some more stalls to sign up in the next two weeks.

Booking to attend

The event costs £30, which includes refreshments on arrival.  There is an excellent restaurant at the Centre, and a barbecue will be operating, with vegetarian options. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch and picnic in the grounds.

Book for the Wildlife Gardeners' Day HERE. Make sure you have noted the code for your break-out options first!