Planted Country returns to Stourhead in partnership with the National Trust


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9 – 11 June 2023 

Planted returns to Stourhead for the second edition of Planted Country in partnership with the National Trust from 9 – 11 June 2023. 

Following the success of last year’s pilot event, Planted Country will present some of the UK’s leading nature-based businesses, alongside environmentally focused workshops, installations and a nine-part talks programme titled ‘Cool Design, Sustainable Futures’. 

Built on the principles of biophilic (nature-based) design and running in conjunction with the Great Big Green Week, Planted Country will bring together leading thinkers from design, food production, farming and environmentalism, to present a greener and more equitable future. 

Based around a nine-part talks programme titled ‘Cool design, sustainable futures’, this year’s talks will look at how we can adapt, mitigate and respond to an increasingly unpredictable climate which threatens to disrupt life as we know it with the destruction of natural systems. 

With a stellar line-up of guest speakers already confirmed including Helen Browning of the Soil Association, Andy Cato of Wildfarmed, Mark Barrow from Beneath our Waters as well as leading figures from within the National Trust, the talks will be set against the stunning backdrop of Planted’s mobile off-grid cabin. 

Running across three days, the talks will be hosted by biophilic design expert Oliver Heath and Planted co-founder Sam Peters. Located in the fields surrounding the main house, the talks will again be run entirely by renewable energy, courtesy of Planted’s energy partner SolCell.