Wildlife Gardening Talks

Join us for a morning of fascinating talks specifically related to the benefits of encouraging wildlife into your garden and the best techniques to do so.

Part of Guildford Goes Wild. We have booked a variety of speakers whose knowledge and expertise will inform and inspire:

9:30 – 10:00     Registration, Coffee & Tea

10:00 -10:10    Opening Speech and Welcome

10:10 – 10:40   An Introduction to Wildlife Gardening – Dawn Fielding, SWT Gardening Officer

10:40 – 11:10   How to Attract Hedgehogs into your garden – Chris Matcham, Hedgehog Specialist

11:10 – 11:40   Brilliant Butterflies – Bill Downey, Transect Co-Ordinator, Butterfly Conservation Surrey & SW London

11:40 – 12:00   Tea & Coffee

12:00 – 12:30   Garden Pond and Amphibians – Jamel Guenioui, Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group

12:30 – 13:00   How to make your garden more Bat Friendly – Derek Smith, Surrey Bat Group

13:00              Close

We are very sorry to say that we will not be able to have anyone under the age of 17 join us for this morning session.  However, there will be a huge variety of activities taking place throughout Guildford that will engage and entertain all ages.

Key Information

Start date:


SWT members £12, non-members £15


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Environment & Sustainability, Nature & Wildlife


Holy Trinity Church Hall, Guildford

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