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In 2014 the Friends published a cookbook with recipes for some of the delicious cakes and biscuits which had been produced by volunteers for the staff and volunteers in the mess room during the early years of the Botanic Garden’s development at The Holmes. Some of the recipes have also been used by volunteers for our open gardens scheme to provide refreshments to visitors. Whilst many of these recipes are still being enjoyed by those of us who purchased the…Find out more »
The Botanic Garden is open to visitors, currently on weekdays only and subject to changing restrictions, but you must pre-book. We are all looking forward to when we have more freedom but with limited visitor numbers it is not always possible for Friends of the Garden to bring members of their family or friends with them when they visit. It may not be suitable to buy a full membership for them but perhaps you would like to treat someone to…Find out more »
This eight week virtual 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. This spring term’s classes take place on Mondays online from Monday 11th January 2020 from 1.00pm - 4.30pm.…Find out more »
This is a drawing course designed to develop your confidence in drawing and improve your drawing skills using the plants growing around you. It will give you a chance to immerse yourself in a shared experience of drawing, to allow your mind to switch off from the current alterations to our daily life and engage with the restorative powers of nature. For the present, the course will be conducted via our designated drawing group on Whatsapp and email. Every week…Find out more »
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…Find out more »