Digital Home Garden Conference
The 2021 Home Garden Conference will take place on 2nd September. The programme will start at 14.30 hours CEST and will take approx. 1.5 hours. Please find below the main programme elements. You will receive the final programme with time indications a few days before the event. Participation is free of charge.
Digital Trial Visit to Mr Fothergill's Seeds
Mr. Fothergill's Seeds is delighted to give us a digital tour of their ornamental and vegetable trial fields, including the Fleuroselect trial. Today, the company is one of the most respected in the UK market, supplying over 3000 garden centres, shops and retail outlets. Mr Fothergill's offers a product range for each gardening need, ranging from flower and vegetable seeds to young plants, potatoes, onions, garlic, shallots, vegetable plants, soft fruits and fruit trees.
Online visit to RHS Hyde Hall
Within the framework of our 'Year of the Calendula' campaign, we will view the Calendula trial that has been set up at the magnicifent Royal Horticultural Society garden of Hyde Hall. Over 80 varieties have been planted out and are waiting for you to be admired. Peter Seabrook, U.K. garden broadcaster, will introduce the trial and accompany our visit.
Online keynote speaker Dave Goulson
Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment) at the University of Sussex, U.K. Specializing in the ecology and conservation of insects, particularly bumblebees, Goulson is the author of several books and over 200 articles. In 2006 he founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a charity that aims to reverse the decline in the bumblebee population.
Especially for this Conference, Dave Goulson has agreed to hold his presentation 'Garden Jungle' digitally. As more and more people are living in cities, an increasing number of persons is losing touch with nature. Dave wants to reverse that trend and advise our group on how we can inspire our customers to reconnect with the wildlife that lives under their noses, in their gardens and local parks: “the jungle that lurks just outside the back door”.