House & Home Stage

The House & Home Stage will feature a range of luscious talks. 

11.00 - 11.45
How to create fabulous flower arrangements, naturally
Floral designer Shane Connolly with the FT’s Maria Crawford 

12.00 - 12.45
Rewilding: the future of the British countryside?
Isabella Tree,
author of Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm, Julian Glover, journalist and author of Defra’s review of National Parks, and Julia Aglionby, chair of the Upland Alliance talk to the FT’s Laura Battle

12.45 - 13.45

13:15 - 14:00
Behind the scenes: Help! What shall I write this week?
Simon Kuper, Tim Harford and Pilita Clark on the tyranny of a regular column

14.00 - 15.00

15.00 - 15.45
Gardeners’ questions answered
Jane Owen,
the FT’s House & Home supremo, with garden experts Robin Lane Fox, Matthew Wilson, Jonny Bruce and Rebekah Robinson

16.00 - 16.45
Robin Lane Fox
The FT’s longest-serving columnist asks whether natural gardening is a modern con

17.00 - 17.45
London house prices: the next decade
What do the next 10 years have in store for homeowners? The FT’s Nathan Brooker talks to Henry Pryor, Neal Hudson and Stephanie McMahon


Just like the paper, the Festival had a wide range of unexpectedly interesting themes and excellent presentations.
— Past Festival Attendee