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A Walk on the Wild Side with Frances Tophill

A Talk on the Wild Side with Frances Tophill

Join horticulturalist and gardener Frances Tophill, Urban Room Folkestone and some keen local gardeners for an informal conversation about the gardens, allotments, re-wilding projects and wild spaces of Folkestone.

A regular presenter on ITV’s Love Your Garden and BBC’s Gardener’s World, Frances Tophill is the author of four books on gardening including First Time Gardener and Container Gardening. Her most recent book Rewild Your Garden was published by Quercus in August this year.

The book is about a wild approach to gardening in order to maximise our outdoor spaces and how plants benefit the ecosystem and its inhabitants. It discusses the conservation of plants, fungi and all kinds of animals and how our gardens can help them eat, breed and survive.

A leisurely brunch-time chat about nature, discussing how plants and planting can create an environment that is beneficial to all kinds of wildlife and rethinking the way we garden in the process!

This talk will feature:

Francis Tophill
Helen Lindon - Artist
Suzi Ashworth of Folkestone Harbour Yarn
Gini Mitchell – Nature and Garden Leader at a local school

Chair, Greg Taylor of Urban Room Folkestone

This event with Frances Tophill will be broadcast live at 11am on Sunday 22 November via the Creative Folkestone YouTube Channel. Click here to watch the conversation.

Follow the link above to YouTube, sit back, and enjoy the conversation. If you have any questions for Frances Tophill or the guest speakers you can add it into the chat function.

Inspired by Autumn Reads? Our friends at Canterbury Christchurch University Bookshop are offering all the titles related to our festival at a discounted rate including How to Rewild your Garden by Frances Tophill. Click here for more information

Autumn Reads: Modern Nature is a new online festival exploring the written work of artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. Through a programme of talks, workshops, films and more we invite you to discover the themes and ideas held within these diaries.


This event was previously advertised as a walk. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we made the decision to adapt this event into a talk to keep our community safe and to reduce the risk of spreading the infection.

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