Wilding – the return of nature to a British farm

Tuesday 7 May 2019


The Talk

This talk will tell the amazing story of a daring wildlife experiment: the rewilding of Knepp Estate in West Sussex where Isabella lives with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell. After decades of intensive farming, their 3,500 acres are now home to critically endangered nightingales, turtle doves and purple emperor butterflies, as well as burgeoning populations of other species. The success of Knepp, where habitats are created by free-roaming animals, challenges conventional ideas about our past and present landscape, and points the way to a wilder, richer future – a countryside that benefits farming, nature and us.

The Speaker

Isabella Tree is an award-winning author, travel writer and owner of the Knepp Wildland Project, together with her husband, the conservationist Charlie Burrell.

Participant information

The talk will start with refreshments at 6pm and will begin at 6.30pm, duration of about 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

Fee and refreshments

£14 per person, £12 for Museum Annual Members; £5 for Weald & Downland Museum Volunteers. Book 5 places and get the 6th place free. To include tea, coffee and cake from 6pm. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.


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