Early spider orchid © James Hitchen

Early spider orchid © James Hitchen

Talk: Isabella Tree on wildling

Location: Digby Memorial Church Hall , Digby Rd, , Sherborne , Dorset , DT9 3NL
This talk by Isabella Tree is about her book, Wilding The Return of Nature to a British Farm, telling the story of the ‘Knepp experiment’, a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope. Event organised by the Sherborne Literary Society.

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About the event

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer – proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain – the 3,500 acre project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife numbers and diversity in little over a decade.

Personal and inspirational, Wilding is an astonishing account of the beauty and strength of nature, when it is given as much freedom as possible.

'A passionately personal, robustly argued and uplifting book . . . One of the landmark ecological books of the decade.' Sunday Times


Phone number

01935 815341



Additional booking information

Tickets are available by clicking the above book button or by phoning the Sherborne Tourist Information Centre (01935 815341), Winstone's Bookshop or, if still available, on the door.