James Wong's Winter Tour - Brackenhurst campus
Free, public appearance by the botanist, BBC broadcaster & best-selling author James Wong
James Wong is a botanist, BBC broadcaster and internationally best-selling author. His award-winning TV show 'Grow Your Own Drugs' became the UK's top rated gardening series, broadcasting around the world and translated into six languages. He is also the youngest ever panellist on Radio 4's ' Gardener's Question Time' and one of the UK's top garden designers, having won five RHS medals including two golds at the Chelsea Flower Show.
- From: Thursday 16 January 2014, 12 am
- To: Thursday 16 January 2014, 12 am
- Location: TG10, Bramley, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
- Booking deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017, 12.00 am
"A career in horticulture is often completely unfairly dismissed as being unacademic, mundane and poorly paid. But that is simply not true! In reality, horticulture can be one of the most dynamic, creative and rewarding industries out there - with immense professional opportunities to earn a fantastic living. I'm living proof that any aspiring plant geek can get ahead and turn their passion into full-time profession. And after all, in how many industries do you get to pursue your biggest interest everyday and get paid (well) for it?"
"I'm setting out on a national tour of talks to set the record straight, revealing the huge range of opportunities out there and giving my personal tips and tricks on how to get ahead. 100% free and open to all, this talk is a chance for anyone who is studying (or even just considering studying) horticulture to learn from an insider's perspective and ask the burning questions that Google has failed to answer."
James Wong is a botanist, BBC broadcaster and internationally best-selling author. His award-winning TV show 'Grow Your Own Drugs' became the UK's top rated gardening series, broadcasting around the world and translated into six languages. He is also the youngest ever panellist on Radio 4's 'Gardener's Question Time' and one of the UK's top garden designers, having won five RHS medals including two golds at the Chelsea Flower Show.
60 minutes talk plus 30 minutes of questions at the end.
Starting promptly at 7 pm so please arrive early.
Please click on the 'add to basket' button.
Then follow the check out instructions to complete the online booking form.
Note this event is free and open to members of the public, students and staff but places are limited so please book in advance.
Any problems please contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 5314
Email: Caroline Wright
There is plenty of free parking space at Brackenhurst campus.
Travelling by car
Campus Sat Nav postcode: NG25 0QF
Parking is available in Bramley car park for visitors.
Brackenhurst is approximately 14 miles north of Nottingham’s city centre.
Due to a number of roadworks taking place we recommend that you allow extra time for your journey.
From the North
Exit the M1 at Junction 28 and head towards Mansfield along the A38. Turn right to follow the A617 towards Newark and then turn right onto the A612 towards Southwell and Nottingham. The campus will be on your left.
From the South
Due to major roadworks on the A453 from Junction 24 of the M1 we recommend that you do not use this route. The A1, A52, A46 and A612 offer alternatives.
From the West
Follow the A52 Nottingham Ring Road onto the A6011 then turn right onto the A612. The campus is about ten miles on your right.
From the East
Head along the A1, A46 or A17 to Newark, then the A617 to Mansfield, before picking up the A612 to Southwell and Nottingham. The campus will be on your left.
Travelling by bus
Bus Service 100 to Brackenhurst campus: departs from King Street off the Old Market Square
Frequency: Every 20 minutes
Journey time: 45 minutes
Price : £6 return per person
Ask the bus driver to let you know where to get off.