Garden Conservancy National Speaking Tour Featuring Lady Isabella Tree

October 4, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center > Bayer Event Center
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The enormity of climate change and biodiversity loss can leave us feeling overwhelmed. How can an individual ever make a difference? Isabella Tree knows firsthand how spectacularly nature can bounce back if you give it the chance. Tree is an award-winning journalist and author of five books, including the international bestseller Wilding, the story of the ambitious journey she and her husband undertook to rewild their 3,500-acre British farm.

For this special lecture presented by the Garden Conservancy, Tree will discuss her newest book, The Book of Wilding: A Practical Guide to Rewilding Big and Small, a handbook for how we can all help restore nature. This lecture is presented as part of The Garden Conservancy’s 2023 Fall National Speaking Tour.

Tickets are $45 for Garden Conservancy and Missouri Botanical Garden members, and $55 for the public. All tickets include a wine reception following the lecture. Learn more at

$45 Missouri Botanical Garden Members
$55 Public/Nonmembers 

About the Speaker
Isabella Tree is an award-winning journalist and author of five books. Her first best-selling book, Wilding tells the story of the daring wildlife experiment she began in 2000: rewilding her and her husband Sir Charlie Burrell’s 3,500 acres of unprofitable farmland at Knepp Estate in West Sussex, UK. In less than twenty years their degraded land has become a functioning ecosystem again, wildlife has rocketed, and numerous endangered species have made Knepp their home. What has happened at Knepp challenges conventional ideas about nature, wildlife, and how we manage and envisage our land. It reveals the potential for the landscapes of the future. Isabella also writes for the Guardian, National Geographic Magazine, and Granta.