Meet the Woodland Trust for a fun-filled glimpse into how trees and woods have a positive impact on our environment. Chat to our team, take part in Nature Detectives family activities and claim your own free tree sapling. You can also book onto our talk to learn about how gardening can save the planet. 

Where and when

  • Date: 7-12 June 2022.
  • Price: The festival is a free event. Tickets need purchasing for talks, workshops and family events during the main festival.
  • Location: Cheltenham. For parking and transport information have a look at the travel advice.
  • Booking: For the full programme and online booking visit the Cheltenham Science Festival website or contact the box office on 0124 285 0270,

Talk: Gardening to save the planet

Date: Saturday 11 June, 5.15-6.15pm.

Location: Helix Auditorium, Imperial Square, GL50 1QA.

Price: £9

About: Whether it's your own garden or a local park, green spaces are vital as wildlife havens and can help manage pollution, flooding, drought, and temperatures. Conservation scientist Adam Hart talks to plant ecologist Kate Lewthwaite, horticulturist Alistair Griffith and biologist Dawood Qureshi about how these wonderful spaces can be lifesaving for our planet, and what we can do to help them thrive. 

Access: This event will include live captioning. 

About Cheltenham Science Festival

Cheltenham Science Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals – a charity delivering a pioneering year-round educational programme culminating in four internationally-acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals. Cheltenham Festivals creates experiences that bring joy, spark curiosity, connect communities and inspire change.

How long is a piece of string? What makes the world turn? And why does chocolate taste so good? Nothing is off-limits at Cheltenham Science Festival. Every year the world’s greatest scientists, futurologists and thought-leaders gather to help make sense of the world around us.

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