This Summer, we are excited to invite you to share a unique sensory experience of Oudolf Field with us. Throughout July we have invited some special guests to give you an insight into what they see, hear or smell in the garden.
Tickets are £5 per person and places are limited to a small audience.
Stephen Moss: Wed 15 Jul, 12 pm
We invite you to join Stephen Moss to listen to the birdsong in Oudolf Field. Moss is a British Naturalist, Author, and TV Producer, and he will respond to nature in the field as he finds it.
Moss is the President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a Course Leader in Travel & Nature Writing at Bath Spa University. He has written over 20 natural history books, including most recently ‘The Accidental Countryside’ a journey of discovery through Britain, where he goes in search of the hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds.
Ben Carter: Tue 21 Jul, 12 pm
Oudolf Field is home to a plethora of animals, hidden throughout the perennial meadow and in the hedges. On Tuesday 21 July, join Director of Wild Resources, Ben Carter, as he looks for signs of wildlife in and beyond the field. Wild Resources, specialise in educating and informing the community on sustainable foraging, forestry and fishing practices.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Thu 23 Jul, 9 am
Author and Founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will join us on Thursday 23 July as we take a minute to slow down and to look up and appreciate the skies over Oudolf Field.
The Cloud Appreciation Society has over 51,000 members in 120 countries. Pretor-Pinney is the author of the internationally bestselling Cloudspotter’s Guide and Cloud Collector’s Handbook, as well as The Wavewatcher’s Companion and A Cloud A Day. Pretor-Pinney is a TED Global speaker and has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Meteorology Department of Reading University, winner of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Michael Hunt award and co-founder of the Idler magazine.
Caroline Donald: Thu 30 Jul, 4 pm
Join us for an intimate discussion between British writer and editor, Caroline Donald, with Head Gardener at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Mark Dumbelton. They will be discussing what is going on in the garden at this time of the year.
Caroline Donald was formerly the gardening editor of The Sunday Times for 20 years. Her book, The Generous Gardener: Private Paradises Shared is a compilation of more than 40 interviews with gardening owners, and she has curated several talks and events with luminaries of the garden world at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.