Dave Goulson

The Garden Jungle

  Wednesday, September 30th, 2020


Dave Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sussex and founder of the Bumblebee Trust, returned to the Sevenoaks Literary Festival for 2020.

His book The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet gives us a brilliant insight into the lives of the weird and wonderful creatures which live, often unnoticed, beneath our noses.

He explains how we can rewild our gardens to encourage bees, butterflies and pollinators, from digging a pond to making a wormery. The benefits of all these things to our environment are made clear. Dave explains: “If you really want to leave your grandchildren a healthy planet to live on, it’s time to get out in the garden and dig.”