Science in the garden: stories from a traveling gardener! – Rupert Bannister
With a core theme of science in the garden Rupert’s presentation will look at plants and associated issues from his travels around the world and how they relate to our own gardens here in east Devon. He will look at some key subjects including composting, climate change and the concept of ‘right plant, right place’ in relation to sustainability and future trends in gardening.
Rupert is a horticulturalist with over thirty years’ experience in gardens, lecture theatres and laboratories in the UK and overseas. His work has taken him from the Eden Project in Cornwall to the gardens of Japan and from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh to volcanic plateaus of New Zealand. He currently manages and develops gardens in the southwest with occasional work in Europe. He is passionate about connecting people with plants, gardens and the wider environment through his work as gardener and planting designer. Rupert has a degree in Botany and Master’s Degree in Sustainability Education.