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July 2020
£75

Outdoors and Online Drawing with Pupgroup and Sheena Vallely Part 2

Wednesday 1 July at 11:00 am to Wednesday 5 August at 1:00 pm

Following the success of our first online drawing course, Pupgroup has designed a new set of drawing exercises for Outdoors and Online Part 2. Drawing can focus the mind, drawing from a living plant and following guidelines focuses and stimulates the mind and can improve your drawing. The format of Outdoors Online drawing course is as follows: Individuals are emailed drawing instructions and receive video calls each week. Feedback on all drawings is given by Sheena the tutor and commentary…

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ʽDisplays Decodedʼ The Multi-sensory Language of Flowers – POSTPONED until Summer 2021

Saturday 4 July at 8:30 am to Wednesday 30 September 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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Due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone our Summer Art Exhibition with artist Alex Hirtzel and Biologist Dr Dave Lawson at the Garden until July - October 2021. Science research is revealing new ways in which pollinators are attracted to plants. This research is happening at a time when insect populations continue to decline. Pollinators are attracted to flowers in several different ways, which are collectively known as ‘sensory modalities.’…

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£7

National Garden Scheme open day CANCELLED

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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September 2020

Bee and pollination festival – CANCELLED

Saturday 5 September at 10:00 am to Sunday 6 September 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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Bees are still buzzing around the Botanic Garden, but we have taken the decision very sadly to cancel this year’s Festival owing to the restrictions to protect people from the ongoing effects of Covid 19 pandemic. This has not been an easy decision to take. We realise many people will be greatly disappointed at this news. Since it started ten years ago with a handful of exhibitors in the walled garden car park, the weekend event has grown both in…

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£50

Propagation workshop

Sunday 13 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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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 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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October 2020
£65

Introduction to Ferns and some Associated Organisms

Thursday 22 October 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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November 2020
£65

Introduction to Bryophytes

Friday 6 November 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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