Copeland MP Trudy Harrison will host a Facebook Live event with local garden, florist and nature specialists next Friday.
They will discuss topics including how communities can enhance their local areas, nature recovery and environmental issues, as well as providing guidance on how to kickstart a blossoming career in the sector.
Mrs Harrison will be joined by florist, Lisa Robson from Jean’s Flower Boutique in Whitehaven, Senior National Trust gardener, Heather Birkertt, Peter Frost-Pennington of Muncaster Castle, Liz Auld of Cumbria Bloom and Cody Smith, a keen young gardener and business owner who recently appeared on BBC’s Gardeners World.
The event will be live steamed from the MP’s Facebook page between 1pm and 2pm.
She said: “I’m really excited to be bringing together local specialists later this month to help provide information on a diverse range of subjects in the horticultural sector.
“Lockdown highlighted just how important access to nature is with many of our local parks and green spaces experiencing unprecedented demand during warmer days and, this week, as we mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we must remember the vital role that gardens and outdoor spaces played – and continue to play – on our physical, mental health and wellbeing.
“As we look to build back better, levelling up access to nature and green space should be at the heart of our recovery unlocking benefits for health, nature and local communities.”