Learn more about grass from the experts in Sutton

This weekend people will be able to join a grasses for beginners training course where experts will explain the key features of vegetative and flowering grasses.

This weekend people will be able to join a grasses for beginners training course where experts will explain the key features of vegetative and flowering grasses.

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If you want to know more about the wildflowers around you then head down to a free workshop.

Sutton Council's Biodiversity team is holding events to help people get to know the nature around them.

This weekend people will be able to join a grasses for beginners training course where experts will explain the key features of vegetative and flowering grasses.

Then the following weekend a wildflowers for beginners class will be held where people will be able to find out about common wildflower groups, ecology and conservation.

Following the class, people will be able to go on a field trip to show off their new found knowledge.

The Midsummer Fayre at Manor Park also takes place this weekend. The Throwley Way park will host stalls, games, sideshows and more from 11am to 3pm.

The events are all part of Sutton Council's Take Part, Take Pride drive, which aims to increase civic pride.

Councillor Jill Whitehead, chairwoman of Sutton Council's environment and neighbourhoods committee; said: "These nature and conservation courses will offer practical experience, teaching people lots of tips and tricks that will not only bring them closer to nature but ensure our borough is a more attractive place to live, work and play.

"Take Part, Take Pride offers something for everyone, whether you want to learn new skills about nature and conservation or just have a lovely family day out."

Grasses for Beginners; Sutton Ecology Centre, Festival Walk; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 4pm; £10; www.sutton.gov.uk/biodiversity/events

Wildflowers for Beginners; Sutton Ecology Centre, Festival Walk; Saturday, June 28, 10am to 4pm; £10; www.sutton.gov.uk/biodiversity/events

Midsummer Fayre; Manor Park, Throwley Way; Sunday, June 22, 11am to 3pm; www.sutton.gov.uk

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