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An evening with plant-hunter Tom Hart Dyke – reserve your free space now!

Spend an evening hearing from local horticulturalist, Tom Hart Dyke, who first shot to international prominence in the year 2000, when he was kidnapped in the Colombian jungle on a plant-hunting expedition that went dangerously wrong.

Wednesday 10 August
Rickards Hall (access off the High Street, behind the Eden Valley Museum)
6.30pm for refreshments; 7pm for talk. There will be some time for Q&A afterwards.

It was during Tom’s time in captivity that he drew up plans for his dream garden – the ‘World Garden’, which he has since been developing at his ancestral home of Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden near Sevenoaks. To find out more about Tom, visit: Tom Hart Dyke – Plant Hunter

Spaces are limited, so be quick! Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For tickets, email: or call 01732 865368

The talk will also be attended by entrants to this year’s Edenbridge Garden Competition, the winner of which will be announced in September. The competition and evening talk have been organised to encourage more people to spend time outdoors, to be more active and to learn new skills while they enjoy the benefits gardening can bring. It has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Kent County Council Covid-19 Local Recovery Fund, which was applied for by Vice-Chair of Edenbridge Town Council and Chair of the Open Spaces Committee, Cllr Angela Baker.