NATURE experts will share their knowledge about the importance of trees this weekend with a series of talks at Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester.

The weekend will host speakers from Kew Gardens, the Eden Project, and Dorset Wildlife Trust.

The weekend will conclude the attraction's month-long event "ARBOR: A Month of Trees", with exclusive artwork, workshops and talks.

Speakers include BBC presenter and Dorset Wildlife Trust President, Dr George McGavin; ex-Head of Arboretum at Kew Gardens and globally recognised tree expert, Tony Kirkham MBE; and Jonathon Drori, Trustee of The Eden Project, and Ambassador of WWF.

The talks include a keynote talk on how the history of trees is closely intertwined with our own culture and heritage, lectures on the science behind trees, how they have helped the development of medicine, and how they have impacted art.

Tickets to access the full ARBOR exhibition across the entire sculpture park can be purchased via the Sculpture by the Lakes event page as a general all-day entry pass (10am – 5pm, £14.50) or afternoon pass (from 2pm – 5pm, £12.50).

Ticket purchase is not required for sole entry to The Makers Yard at Sculpture by the Lakes, which will also host elements of the ARBOR exhibition.

Sculpture by the Lakes is in the Dorset village of Pallington, near Dorchester.

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