Date – 17 September 2020
Time – 6:00 pm
Autumn Webinar Series – Horticultural Authors Q & A – Part 2
You are invited to join us for a virtual ‘meet the authors’ session, hear about their inspiration and their writing process. In this session we will be joined by Barbara Segall who will talk about her latest book ‘Secret Gardens of East Anglia’ as well as Faith Douglas author of ‘The Nature Remedy’ and Jean Vernon who will talk about ‘The Secret Lives of Garden Bees’. This interactive online event is open to all, there will be opportunity for participants to ask the authors questions.
Barbara Segall is a Chartered Horticulturist and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, a garden writer and a horticultural editor. She edits magazines (The Horticulturist for the Chartered Institute of Horticulture; Suffolk Gardens Trust Newsletter) and is the author of I2 books, the latest of which is Secret Gardens of East Anglia (Frances Lincoln 2017) and she blogs at www.thegardenpost.com
Barbara is an Assistant County Organiser for the National Garden Scheme in Suffolk (posting on social media to promote gardens in the county). She is a Member of the charity Perennial and serves on two of its committees, one being the garden committee that advises on the charity’s Suffolk garden, Fullers Mill, near Bury St Edmunds.
Barbara is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of one of the City’s livery companies, The Worshipful Company of Gardeners
Barbara was recently appointed as an Ambassador for Silent Space, the Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) creating opportunities to be silent in some of our favourite green spaces (find them on silentspace.org.uk).
A beautiful, illustrated modern guide to nature for a new generation (including city-dwellers) and how it can impact our mental and physical wellbeing.
About Faith Douglas:
Faith Douglas began her career as a nurse. At 29 she retrained in Horticulture as she’s always had a love of all things nature. She has since worked for a charity called Horticap delivering Horticulture as therapy to adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. She became curator of Thorp Perrow Arboretum eleven years ago, which she still does part time. Faith is a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner. She offers Forest bathing as a therapeutic activity. In 2016 Faith led a group from Help for Heroes to assist with the build on the ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden designed by Matthew Wilson. The garden went on the win a Silver Award and the People’s Choice Award.
From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making ‘Winnie the Pooh’ style honey pots to feed their babes, to the quirky wool carder bee; a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells and the amazing leaf-cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal its egg chambers.
This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth.
With a seasonal guide to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, some great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden bees before your very eyes.
Thursday 17th September 2020 6pm (Zoom webinar)
Open to all, to join the webinar please register below by Tuesday 15th September. Access details will be emailed to registered participants before the event.