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February 2020
£115

Drawing in the Glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup

Wednesday 5 February at 11:00 am to Wednesday 8 April at 1:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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A drawing course to improve your drawing and your observational skills, with instruction and guidance from a qualified teacher. Located in the glasshouses, each morning you will be encouraged to make studies from a unique botanical collection from climates across the world. For all abilities with a curiosity for drawing from nature in an inspiring environment. Wednesdays 11am – 1pm 10 classes Fee £115 Maximum of 8 people Testimonial : "Thank you for the course. It was really great and…

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March 2020
£120

Vegetable growing course

Monday 2 March at 6:30 pm to Monday 6 April at 8:30 pm
The Bradley Room,
University of Bristol, Botanical Garden, Hollybush Lane
BRISTOL, Bs9 1JG United Kingdom
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Growing vegetables is hugely rewarding and with more people taking on an allotment for the first time or growing vegetables in a small home plot. Informally taught without exams or tests this evening class will give you a chance to grow your own vegetables with confidence and meet like- minded growers from the surrounding area. Our expert will explain the basics of setting up a growing space; including maintaining a healthy soil, crop planning, crop rotation and plant families, common…

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April 2020
£65

Introduction to Bryophytes

Saturday 4 April at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Bradley Room,
University of Bristol, Botanical Garden, Hollybush Lane
BRISTOL, Bs9 1JG United Kingdom
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This is a one-day course to introduce and develop understanding of bryophytes and to develop skills in their identification. It is aimed at beginners. The number of species in this group and the apparent similarity between many of them can make them daunting for a novice. The terminology itself can seem impenetrable. However, this course is intended to show that, with a little help, these obstacles can be overcome, opening the door to a fascinating group of organisms able to…

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Easter Sculpture festival – CANCELLED

Friday 10 April at 10:00 am to Monday 13 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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The Botanic Garden has taken the decision to cancel this event; taking into consideration the age of our volunteers and the numbers of people who visit the festival, we have decided that a cancellation is the only responsible course of action.  Carboniferous limestone giants striding through a prehistoric forest, the delicate sounds of ceramic Zen bells chiming on trees, mosaic foxes and the mesmerising sight of the potter’s wheel are all features of this year’s Sculpture Festival. The Botanic Garden…

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Botanical Art: Drawing and Painting with Jenny Brooks

Monday 20 April to Monday 1 June
The Bradley Room,
University of Bristol, Botanical Garden, Hollybush Lane
BRISTOL, Bs9 1JG United Kingdom
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This 21 week course with senior associate Jenny Brooks Dip.AD, ATC is suitable for beginners as well as returning students. Progress is via the steady development of drawing skills, observational drawing from plant specimens and water colour techniques, using sketchbooks for preparatory work. More advanced students carry out monthly assignments of increasing complexity to further the development of their own work. It is hoped that students will follow all three terms of this course (Autumn 7th Oct – 9th Dec; Spring 13th Jan…

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May 2020
£50

Propagation workshop

Sunday 17 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. Your 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 home 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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£50

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

Saturday 30 May at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Bradley Room,
University of Bristol, Botanical Garden, Hollybush Lane
BRISTOL, Bs9 1JG United Kingdom
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Join Christine Pritchard for an informal and supportive workshop 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 be introduced 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…

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June 2020
£65

Introduction to Ferns and some Associated Organisms

Wednesday 10 June at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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This is a one-day course to introduce and develop understanding of ferns and to develop skills in their identification. It is aimed at beginners. The number of species in this group and the apparent similarity between many of them can make them daunting. The terminology itself can seem impenetrable. However, this course is intended to show that, with a little help, these obstacles can be overcome, opening the door to a fascinating group of organisms able to tell us much…

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July 2020
£7

National Garden Scheme open day

Sunday 12 July at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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The National Garden Scheme (NGS) open day returns to the Botanic Garden in July this year where you can see the Garden in all its summer glory. The NGS has been running since 1927 initially to support district nurses; there are now over 3500 gardens across the country open as part of the scheme which last year raised £3.1 million for nursing and health charities. Here at the Botanic Garden there will be tours, displays, plant sales, refreshments and, fingers…

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August 2020
£10

Sun printing for children (under 12s)

Wednesday 5 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)

Thursday 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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September 2020
£50

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

Saturday 19 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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Join Christine Pritchard for an informal and supportive workshop 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…

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