Nestled in the heart of Chelsea lives over 5000 species of plants, many of them medicinal or otherwise ‘useful’ to our lives in the Chelsea Physic Garden. Almost 350 years after it was found by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries Michael Holland, Head of Education at the Garden will be exploring its past and some of […]
Growing concern for the environment has encouraged us to see that we can make a contribution to biodiversity by changing how we design and use our gardens. This talk will look at the emergence of wildlife gardening in a number of locations ranging from homes to schools to businesses. Professor Justin Dillon will give a […]
In the second part of our series on green cities, we make the case for keeping wildlife at the forefront of our sustainability efforts.
Five researchers go all out to persuade the audience their project is the one worth funding …
Perhaps it’s the recession but British allotments are flourishing in the most recent revival of the community garden. Increasing numbers of city folk are taking matters into their own hands in the latest quest for fresh, local produce. New research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that community gardening is good for both emotional […]
It is quite fashionable these days to be seen to care for the environment. Celebrities, corporations, even the Conservative party are all keen to emphasise their green credentials. Most of the time, however, their efforts are all but tokenistic – perhaps taking a few less private jets a year. Their efforts are put to shame […]
What the hell is ‘guerrilla gardening’? Although the term was first coined in New York in the seventies, ‘guerrilla gardeners’ have actually been active in the UK since the 17th century. Put simply, ‘guerrilla gardeners’ are people who garden other people’s land without permission. The motivations for doing this can be diverse: the ‘guerrillas’ may […]