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Frances Tophill & Alice Vincent: Modern Gardening

Frances Tophill & Alice Vincent: Modern Gardening

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Gardeners’ World presenter Frances Tophill and Alice Vincent, author and host of the Why Women Grow podcast, share their passion for gardening.

What and who inspires them to grow? What does a modern British garden look like today? Just how wild should re-wilding go?

Frances Tophill was brought up in Kent. Her latest book is The Modern Gardener. Alice Vincent is a journalist, broadcaster and author of Why Women Grow: Stories of Soil, Sisterhood and Survival.

Frances and Alice will be joined by Folkestone-based artist, activist and wild gardener Helen Lindon as the chair of this green-fingered discussion.

Click here to listen to the Why Women Grow podcast


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


This year's festival is for everyone and we want to make it possible for more people than ever before to be able to come together and enjoy a packed festival. To make this possible we have introduced a £5 ticket. This is a no questions asked ticket for those that may be struggling to afford events and performances.


We would like to thank our Principal Sponsor Saga, our Education Partner Canterbury Christ Church University, Le Shuttle and our Travel Partner, Southeastern. Creative Folkestone is also supported by Arts Council England, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£12 Standard
£8 Concession
£5 Cost of Living

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