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Friends’ AGM and Lecture – Redevelopment plans for Treborth
Thursday 21 March at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lecture from Natalie Chivers, Curator, Treborth Botanic Garden.
7 pm – Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden
7:30 pm – Break
7:45 pm – Talk from Natalie Chivers – Redevelopment plans for Treborth
9:00 pm – Close
Natalie will talk about the exciting plans for redevelopment at Treborth funded by a Heritage Lottery Bid as well as the potential for a new botany degree.
Natalie has been Curator of Treborth Botanic Garden since 2015, 18 hectares on the Menai Strait owned by the University of Bangor. The Garden has a large area of native woodland as well as unimproved grassland and managed orchard with many mature trees and shrubs. There are six glasshouses of varying temperatures with special collections including orchids, cacti, succulents and carnivorous plants.
As Curator, Natalie has the responsibility for managing the living collections, which comprise over 2000 species. Her key areas of responsibility include planning the future direction of the collections, overseeing the sourcing and documentation of new and diverse species and promoting the use of the collections for research and teaching. Natalie has a keen interest in garden design and has worked for designers at the Chelsea flower Show since 2014.
The Friends of Treborth, as well as undertaking a variety of fundraising activities, assist the Garden staff in the maintenance and development of the Garden. As in Bristol, Treborth appreciates the valuable resource that the volunteers provide.
This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
No booking necessary.
Free to members of the Friends of the Botanic Garden on production of your membership card
All other visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).
Attendees can use any University car park. The nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns (no booking is necessary).
After recent changes there is now a charge of £3 for parking after 6pm on Tyndall Avenue.
The University will make every effort to provide disabled access where possible. Disabled parking is available and wheelchair access is by the ramp at the side of the main steps. If you require support due to a disability please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hearing loop: A number of members have hearing problems and it has been confirmed that a hearing loop is fitted in the Frank Theatre which should automatically work when the microphone is used which we always request our speakers to do. Individual hearing aids may need to be adjusted to a T setting.