Sat, 23 Nov


Woodbury Village Hall

Wildlfowers - Weeds or Wonders? Exhibition celebrating all things wild in Woodbury

This will be the concluding event of the 2019 festival - with an exhibition, free wildflower seeds and tips on wildlife gardening, activities for children, a programme of talks and video screenings..

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Wildlfowers - Weeds or Wonders?  Exhibition celebrating all things wild in Woodbury

Time & Location

23 Nov 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Woodbury Village Hall, Flower St, Woodbury EX5 1LX

About the Event

This family-friendly event showcases eight months of Woodbury Wide Awake activities and projects - celebrating the natural environment of our parish, looking back at Keble Martin's life and legacy and at the changes that have occurred since his time in Woodbury, and looking ahead to what individuals and groups can do to support wildlife generally, and wildflowers in particular.  There will be advice on gardening for wildlife - with free locally-sourced wildflower seeds to encourage you to start your own patch - and Wild Woodbury will show us some ways we can help the wild creatures that live alongside us.  

Kids are welcome, too, with free face-painting and other activities.

There will be an exhibition of photography, painting and writing associated with the Festival, a short documentary video, and the results of the updated wildflower survey.  There will be another chance to see some of the memorabilia of Keble's time in Woodbury (that were shown at the Flower Festival in July), including all the embroidery designs for the kneelers in the church.  There will also be a programme of short talks and presentations - see below.

These details will be updated regularly, so please check back for more information. 

Entry is free, but donations welcomed towards funding future wildlfower projects in Woodbury.


10:00   Opening by Cllr Geoff Jung

10:15   First showing of short documentary film (further screenings throughout the day), William Keble Martin and Woodbury: a Changing Landscape.  Oral histories and contemporary reflections on landscape change, produced and directed by Jemma Cholawo, narrated by Andy Price.  

11:00   Presentation and conversation with Debs Ryland, Ecologist and Programme Co-ordinator of Wild Ideas Southwest Wild Ideas for Green Space: connecting communities with the natural environment

14:00  Pete Yeo, ecologist, talk (in DuBuisson Room) on re-evaluating invasive species, One Person’s Weed is another’s Wisdom

15:00  Tony Bennett, presentation and up-date on the work of Wild Woodbury 

16:00  Exhibition closes


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