Speakers: Steven Coghill, Professor Geoff Moggridge, Dr Cicely Marshall
A large swathe of Cambridge's most iconic lawn was transformed this year into an ecosystem rich in biodiversity that has seen poppies, cornflowers, scentless mayflowers, corn cockles and more stretching from the Chapel to the banks of the Cam. King's Head Gardener Steven Coghill will take you on a tour of the stunning wild flower meadow and how it came about.
Following the tour Geoff Moggridge, Professor in Chemical Engineering Science leads Steve Coghill and Dr Cicely Marshall in a conversation about the development of the meadow, its biodiversity and its future.
Sowing for the future
King's College is home to a small but extraordinary community of some 750 Fellows and students, all sharing an unbridled passion for learning and discovery. The College gardens provide a beautiful and tranquil environment, which can help relieve stress and anxiety and improve the emotional well-being of our community. King's College is pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase ‘King’s College Wild Flower Meadow Seeds’. For every bag of seeds sold at £5 (+ P&P), £3.40 will go towards the Student Welfare and Mental Health Fund, improving College provision and ready access to mental health services.
Empowering minds is one of the priorities of The King's Campaign. Find out more at www.kings.cam.ac.uk/campaign
Every bag of Wild Flowers Meadow Seed Mix contains 2g of Cornfield Annual seeds: Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Common Poppy, Corn Chamomile
Sow in the autumn, winter or early spring on a weed free seed bed. For more information visit www.wildseed.co.uk
Wild flowers meadow seed mix can be pre-ordered from The Shop at King's