Talks
Peter Korn: Growing in Sand
The Orchard Barn, Serge Hill Lane, Bedmond, WD5 0RZ
15th July 2024 18:00pm - 20:00pm

According to Peter, with inspiration from the wild it´s possible to create low maintenance plantings with high diversity, in almost any environment. Plantings that don´t need irrigation but have high ornamental values with continuous flowering through the seasons and beautiful winter values. Plantings that are important for biodiversity and can stand or even benefit from a more extreme future climate.

In his talk, Peter will show some examples and talk about the thoughts behind some of his public plantings, as well as from Klinta Trädgård; his private garden and nursery.

What factors affect a planting and how is it possible to to turn the most problematic conditions to an excellent starting point? How to read an area, take advantage of the different factors and create possibilities for plants to thrive. How to make sustainable plantings with high plant diversity. Peter believes that hot dry places in cities can be transformed to important environments for biodiversity. But in urban areas where many people live, the function and the aesthetic values are as or even more important. It´s also possible to combine all of this with stormwater management and other challenges. Maintenance is always the key factor to success. A planting should solve problems, not create them.

All money raised from ticket sales will go directly to the Serge Hill Project which is a not for profit CIC (Community Interest Company).

Accessibility

Accessible parking for those who require it is available at the entry to The Orchard Barn. There is step-free access to the building and all areas. However, there are many potential trip hazards and uneven surfaces that may be encountered whilst visiting the gardens, along with gravel paths that aren’t suitable for walking frames with wheels. Please be aware that due to the ongoing building works at the Orchard, there may be additional hazards to look out for.