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This course will allow you to explore different habitats, allowing you to start to uncover the variety of wildflower species specific to certain areas allowing you to correctly identify them.

There are around 1,600 species of wildflowers in Britain and Ireland. Many of which are easy to recognise with a bit of practice.

This introductory wildflower course will give learners an opportunity to visit different habitats within a small area and compare the plants seen there. Discover the wonderful diversity of wildflowers and plant life in the different areas of Bushy Park. Be led on an exploratory visit through Bushy Park’s nature reserve and the acid grassland of the open parkland.

Firstly, in a managed nature reserve and then open parkland which is predominantly acid grassland. You will have time to explore your surrounding environment to find some specimens, learning valuable observational and comparative field identification tips.
Be inspired and engaged by the expertise of our specialist tutor and enjoy being surrounded by like-minded individuals to share your interests.

Tutor: Rachel Cassidy

Rachel Cassidy is a Professional Gardener, Plantsmith, Field Botanist, Consultant Forensic Horticulturalist, gardening Journalist, and Author, having published over two dozen Botany and Gardening books, including introductions to identifying Conifers and Broadleaved Trees. In addition, she writes regularly about gardening on her website, 

With a style that has been variously described as “chatty and informal” and “appropriately bossy”, Rachel makes it her mission to demystify botany for beginners and improvers, aiming to simplify without dumbing down. 

Trees have been her passion for many years, and she loves to pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm for these gentle giants of the landscape! 

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