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April 2019
£8.80

Easter sculpture festival

Friday 19 April at 10:00 am to Monday 22 April at 5:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Greek gods, tagelmust attired Tuareg musicians from the Sahara, a bronze fox skulking across the grass, swirling multimedia figures, stunning stained glass creations and bronze and marble sculptures based on Buddhist prayer wheels are all waiting to welcome the visitor to this year’s Sculpture Festival. Now an established event in the South West arts and gardening calendar, this year’s Festival features more sculptors than ever before, working in a wide range of different materials. The Botanic Garden provides a unique…

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£50

Intermediate photography

Sunday 28 April at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Linnaeus study room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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This one day workshop will help you build on an existing knowledge of your camera functions. Graham Parish will show you manual focusing, Auto Focus modes, Metering modes, White balance, Bracketing, Histograms and Monochrome. You will take this information and put it into practice in the Botanic Garden. By the end of the day you will have learnt how to further improve your photos by using some of the more advanced features on your camera. You'll have an understanding of…

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May 2019
£90

Eight week drawing course – Appreciate nature with pencil and paper

Wednesday 1 May at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Eight week drawing class on Wednesday mornings, led by Sheena Vallely. With Spring firmly established and Summer on it’s way, there can’t be a better time to experience drawing outdoors and in the Botanic Garden. Each morning, with attention to form, shape, colour and scent, drawing exercises will be carried out in a different part of the garden. This is a course for people new to the group as well as for those who wish to continue to draw. All…

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£45

Introduction to plant propagation

Saturday 4 May at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Linnaeus study room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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An introduction to the exciting world of propagating plants. The tutor Julie Henderson will guide you through the various methods of creating new plants. You will learn the principles behind plant propagation with a general overview of the basic types of propagation for the average gardener; including seed collecting and sowing, division, layering and the various types of cuttings, including some houseplants. The practical session will focus on what is suitable for the time of year, but the skills you…

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The IsamBards’ Botanic Verses – two poetry walks

Sunday 19 May at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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The IsamBards are four Bristol-based poets who, from time to time, collaborate on site specific poetry projects. These have included Brunel’s Bristol and The Clifton Suspension Bridge. Three of the original IsamBards, Pameli Benham, Deborah Harvey and David C Johnson, are delighted that prize-winning poet, Dominic Fisher, has joined them for this botanic adventure. Pameli Benham is a Londoner now happily settled in Bristol. She is an actor and director who sings with Gasworks Choir, dances, gardens and makes jam,…

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June 2019
£50

Seasonal gardening – make the best of your garden in time for summer

Saturday 1 June at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Linnaeus study room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Expect an informal and supportive atmosphere with lots of opportunities to discuss aspects of the garden that are relevant to the coming gardening season. This might range from pruning and propagation to lawn maintenance. Christine Pritchard will introduce you to a range of plants that will make your garden more beautiful every summer. We will concentrate on the decorative aspects of your garden so we will not cover fruit or vegetable production. The aim is to make every gardening season…

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£30

Botanical Latin demystified

Sunday 2 June at 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Have you ever wondered why we use Botanical Latin? Do you struggle with long, unpronounceable plant names? Are you frustrated when your favourite plant’s name changes? Come on a journey of discovery with Julie Henderson, revealing the delights of Latin plant names, and how they help us as gardeners. Looking back to the early Plant Collectors, through the Linnaean Classification system, and into the future with fascinating current research. Illustrated using the exciting plant displays within the Botanic Garden, we…

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August 2019
£10

Sun printing for children (under 12s)

Tuesday 6 August at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Come along and try out the vintage process of sun-printing with Sophie Sherwood; its a  fun, quick, chemical free photographic process, and one of the oldest techniques of printing. You'll be briefly introduced to the plants in the Garden before getting stuck into  the sun-printing process and, at the end of the session have some of your own sun-prints to share with family and friends. Price £10 per child and one free adult. This workshop is suitable for children up to 12 years old.…

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£10

Sun printing for children (under 12s)

Tuesday 13 August at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Come along and try out the vintage process of sun-printing with Sophie Sherwood; its a  fun, quick, chemical free photographic process, and one of the oldest techniques of printing. You'll be briefly introduced to the plants in the Garden before getting stuck into  the sun-printing process and, at the end of the session have some of your own sun-prints to share with family and friends. Price £10 per child and one free adult. This workshop is suitable for children up to 12 years old.…

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September 2019
£50

Seasonal gardening – make the best of your garden in time for autumn

Saturday 21 September at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Linnaeus study room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Expect an informal and supportive atmosphere with lots of opportunities to discuss aspects of the garden that are relevant to the coming gardening season. This might range from pruning and propagation to lawn maintenance. You will also be introduced to a range of plants that will make your garden more beautiful every autumn. We will concentrate on the decorative aspects of your garden so we will not cover fruit or vegetable production. The aim is to make every gardening season…

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