Thu, 08 Aug|
St Andrew's church
Talk: Creating a wildlife garden by Gavin Haig
Gavin Haig will share his enchantment with the natural world. He has been passionate about wildlife for over 60 years, and created wildlife gardens at his own home on the River Exe, and also in the grounds of Tiverton Hospital.
Time & Location
08 Aug 2019, 19:30
St Andrew's church, Station Road, Exton EX3 0PS
About the Event
Dr Gavin Haig, naturalist and former surgeon, has studied the healing properties of many native plants, with much of the work carried out in his own garden on the River Exe. This has featured on TV, has a great variety of habitats, and even provides a home for one of the rarest butterflies in Europe - the Marsh Fritillary.
He says, “My passion for wildlife and the natural world began 60 years ago or more, during an idyllic boyhood in rural Essex, which allowed me to explore woods and streams, to climb trees and make dens, and to run freely in wildflower meadows, scattering rainbows of butterflies. I was enchanted then, and I’m enchanted still, though the world is very different now. Passion for wildlife led me to develop a wildlife garden beside the inpatient wards at Tiverton Hospital - a healing garden..."
Entry by donation.
No need to book.