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Peony study day

Sunday 12 May 2019 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

| Standard entry price

With medicinal uses and many layers of symbolism Peonies are one of the most important plants in Chinese culture. The new peony garden here at the Botanic Garden is the first stage of a planned Chinese Culture Garden, an extension of the Chinese Herb Garden; this opening is to celebrate the fruitful partnership between the University of Bristol, the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and the Bristol China Bureau as founders of the Chinese Culture garden.

Throughout the day there will be a programme of talks and tours covering all aspects of peonies as well as a plant sale from Kelways, the leading UK peony cultivation nursery.

  • 10:45am *Talk by Christine Skelmersdale – Peony species
  • 11:30am *Talk by Tony Harrison – Medicinal use of peony and cultivars
  • 12:20pm *Talk by Will McLewin – The Gansu mudan cultivars
  • 1:45pm Tour by Nick Wray – Construction of the Peony Garden and Culture Garden
  • 2:00pm Opening Ceremony by Bristol China Bureau
  • 2:20pm Tour of Chinese Herb Garden and Peony Garden with Tony Harrison
  • 3:15pm Tour of Botanic Garden with volunteer

This event is open to all and no prior booking is needed, please pay standard entry fee at the gate.

*Please note that all talks take place in the Linnaeus study room.



Sunday 12 May 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Standard entry price
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University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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