Gardening for insects – garden talk with Jo McKerr

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation


How do you support pollinators and other beneficial insects in your garden? Come and find out how to make your garden both aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound.

Invertebrates are in trouble – climate change, habitat loss and pesticide use are depleting numbers at an astonishing rate. Gardeners have a unique opportunity to reverse this trend and benefit from tending a biodiverse and beautiful patch. Learn all about mosaic habitats, the benefits of dead wood and the many ways our gardens and lives depend on the butterflies, bees and bugs. Our gardens can look good and do good.


1:30pm - 1.45pm: Arrival and registration at West Dean College

2:00pm: Talk in Old Library with Jo McKerr

3:30pm: Talk ends with afternoon tea and biscuits at the College, followed by time to wander around West Dean Gardens (gardens close at 5pm)

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