The Beth Chatto Symposium 2022: ‘Rewilding the Mind’

September 1st 2022

'Rewilding the Mind' - the second Beth Chatto Symposium will take place this September and will 'explore ideas such as sonic rewilding and examine the ethos of rewilding / nature beneficial horticulture, in urban and rural settings, delving into the detail of ecological restoration, biodiversity net gain, afforestation, sustainable design and the reconnective and educational value of therapeutic projects.'

A combination of leading horticulturists, garden designers, conservationists, landscape architects, developers, planners, academia & local authority interdisciplinary teams will be brought together to discuss the best practice of ecological and sustainable planting for the 21st century.

Arit Anderson (garden designer, writer and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World) will be introducing the confirmed speakers, including;

  • Adam Hunt
  • Prof Alastair Driver
  • Dan Pearson
  • Prof Dave Goulson
  • Errol Reuben Fernandes
  • Fergus Garrett
  • Dr Gemma Jerome
  • Giacomo Guzzon
  • Henrik Sjöman
  • Jo McKerr
  • John Little
  • Dr Mike Edwards
  • Sarah Price
  • Sid Hill
  • Dr Sue Stuart-Smith
  • Tom Stuart-Smith
  • Ton Muller
  • Dr Wei Yang.

This two-day special event will take place on:

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd September, 2022

Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre
University of Essex
Park Rd
Essex, CO4 3SQ

Tickets will also included an invitation to an exclusive garden party held at Beth Chatto's Gardens & Nursery on the Thursday evening.

Ticket prices from 1st June, 2022:

Delegate: £350

Student: £250

All proceeds generated from 'Rewilding the Mind', will go towards furthering the work of Beth Chatto Education Trust (a registered charity).

For full details/to book tickets, please visit: