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Planting for resilience and biodiversity in a changing climate

Trainer: Errol Fernandes, Head of Horticulture at Horniman Museum and Gardens

Errol manages 16 acres of garens at the Hormiman

Errol Fernandes is the Head of Horticulture at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in South London where he manages the 16 acres of stunning gardens. The Horniman Museum is the only museum in the country with a social anthropology, natural history and gardens collection. This unique position allows them to traverse and explore the areas where they overlap and intertwine with nature, and the gardens are essential in helping to communicate this narrative.

Suitable for: Anyone working or volunteering in museums in the East and South East of England

About the session:

An online session with Errol Fernandes, using case studies from the Horniman Museums to address planting museum gardens to increase biodiversity and to cope with climate change.

Xerophytic Planting – What makes this kind of planting possible, the benefits of it in terms of sustainability, and relating the planting to the collection.

Cutting the Horniman Prairie Garden – benefits to diversity, sustainable garden practice, creation of habitat stacks

Micro Forests in Urban Environment – how to create a micro forest and its benefits in the urban environment.

This session will provide you with knowledge and understanding of:

  • Garden in a low intervention manner to cause minimum destruction
  • Plants for the right place
  • Selecting resilient plants
  • Changing practice and managing the publics response

This session has been funded by Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

Please note, these tickets are for museums located in the East of England and South East*. Museums do not need to be registered within the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme, but attendees should not be from a private collection.

*Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent, Surrey, East & West Sussex, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

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