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Sunday 10 June 2018 10:30 - Sunday 10 June 2018 16:00

Enjoy one or more of our wildlife themed guided walks around the gardens as part of this year's Wildweeks at Ness and to celebrate the 10th anniversity of our wildflower meadows.

10.30am - Wonderful wildlife at Ness with Dr Jessica Mehers, WilderNess Gardener at Ness.

The Garden is a wildlife haven and this walk will show off some of the remarkable wildlife at Ness, with tips on how you can make your gardens even more attractive to wildlife at home.


11.30am - Making a Meadow with Dr Phil Putwain, Ecologist & Research Fellow, University of Liverpool.

Explore Ness's wildflower meadow celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year. Home to over 120 different plants and a variety of animals, butterflies, bees and other insects. Discover how the meadow was created and how you can do make smaller meadows at home.


1.30pm - Wild about plants with Tim Baxter, Botanist at Ness.

Discover some of the many and varied native and non native plants found in the gardens and their importance for wildlife.


2.30pm - Getting down and dirty: all you need to know about soil and composting with Dr Sheila Ross, Ecologist at Ross Environmental Associates.

Soil supports all life on Earth yet it is often ignored and even abused. Come along and find out what makes a "good" or "bad" soil, how to improve your soil at home including the secrets of composting.

Find out what else we have organised for during our wildife weeks #NBGwildweeks


Who is it suitable for?


What does it cost?

It's free and included in your normal garden admission.

Do I need to book a place?

No booking necessary, just come along on the day.  Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the walk.


Venue Details

The Gardens