Dune Wildflowers with Botanist and Author, Leif Bersweden

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6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Join botanist and author Leif Bersweden to find out more about the fascinating and beautiful wildflowers that are adapted for life in our coastal dune systems.

This event will take place online, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. Register for your free place at this event using the booking form below. Joining instructions will be sent to you a few days before the event.

Meet Leif

Leif Bersweden is a writer, botanist and science communicator with a face-down, bottom-up approach to watching nature. He grew up in rural Wiltshire where he taught himself how to identify the local wildlife. More recently, Leif completed a genetics PhD at Kew Gardens and is the author of The Orchid Hunter (2017) and Where the Wildflowers Grow (2022).

Leif’s new book, Where the Wildflowers Grow, follows him on that journey as he botanises his way through an entire calendar year, meeting our plants, telling their stories and exploring people’s connection to their local flora. This talk, like the book, is all about the joy of engaging with nature, the importance of plants for our climate, and celebrating our unbelievable botanical diversity.

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