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October 2019
£115

Drawing in the Glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pick Up a Pencil group

Wednesday 2 October at 11:00 am to Wednesday 11 December 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 designed to develop and to satisfy most drawing abilities. Providing a unique drawing source, the glasshouses hold botanical collections from climate zones across the world. The objectives for each class, are to learn and develop new drawing skills as a valuable practice, to surprise and to satisfy as a result of intense study. For experienced and for complete beginners, to share and to encourage dialogue. Individual instruction and guidance on drawing exercises are key elements in every…

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Botanical Art: Drawing and Painting with Jenny Brooks

Monday 7 October 2019 to Monday 1 June 2020
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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November 2019
£75

Tropical Terrarium workshop with Loof

Saturday 2 November at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden; potting shed,
University of Bristol, Botanical Garden, Hollybush Lane
BRISTOL, Bs9 1JG United Kingdom
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Get hands on and learn a new planting skill with Robi from Loof at one of her terrarium workshops! Learn all about the history of terrariums, how to plant one up and the plants you will be working with. You'll be shown you a quick demo before you get stuck in and plant up your own! Robi will be on hand to lend her experience and expertise. You’ll get to walk away with your beautiful creation, knowledge on how to…

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Mosses and Liverworts – Dr. Jonathan Sleath – Lecture

Thursday 21 November at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Frank Theatre,
Tyndall Avenue
BRISTOL, BS8 1TL United Kingdom
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Dr. Sleath has been an amateur bryologist since 1979 when he joined the British Bryological Society as a schoolboy. He was recorder for bryophytes for Herefordshire until 2018. Bryophytes is the collective term for mosses, hornworts and liverworts, spore-producing, rather than seed-producing, plants without flowers. The British Isles support a rich and geographically diverse flora of bryophytes with more than 1000 native species (four hornworts, 298 liverworts and 767 mosses) currently known. Fifty-nine new species have been discovered in the…

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£15

Up your photography with Phil Savoie

Saturday 23 November at 10:00 am to 1:00 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 award winning cinematographer Phil Savoie with these two enthralling 50 minute lectures. Phil will share local images, lens science and methods to better your photography. No matter what you shoot, sports, people, nature or astrophotography there will be useful practical tips for everyone beginner to pro. Phil has 40 years experience as a biologist, photographer and filmaker and has worked with BBC (Planet Earth, Life of Mammals, Deep Jungle, Congo, Wild Africa, Life in the Undergrowth) and national Geographic…

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Bryophytes and Ferns with Dr Paul L Smith

Friday 29 November 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 two-day course to introduce and develop understanding of bryophytes and ferns and to develop skills in their identification. It is aimed at beginners. Students can attend one or both days. This course will open the door to a fascinating group of organisms able to tell us much about the environments in which they are found and how these might be changing. Bryophytes and their distribution patterns can tell us how the environment itself is evolving due to…

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£65

Plant preparations and herbal pharmacy with Chris Roe

Saturday 30 November 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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Juleps, oxymels, liniments, emplaisters, syrups, cordials, glycerites, tinctures- there are many diverse ways to make herbal preparations bounded only by your imagination and ingenuity.  Spend a day learning about different herbal preparations and how you can easily make them at home for your personal medicine chest or for beautiful hand-made gifts. Chris Roe was trained at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and has his own medicinal herb garden in the North of Bristol from which he runs his herbal apothecary.…

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December 2019
£50

Christmas wreath making

Saturday 7 December at 1:00 pm to Sunday 8 December at 4:30 pm

It’s that time of year again, when you can take some time out and enjoy a minced pie while you create your own Christmas wreath. There will be lots of traditional greenery and seasonal treats from the hedgerow to choose from, so you can make your wreath as wild and natural as you dare. Feel free to bring any of your own items to add a personal and unique touch. There are two workshop dates to choose from; Saturday 7th December and Sunday…

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January 2020

Planting the Oudolf Gardens at Hauser and Wirth, Bruton, Somerset – Rory Dusoir – Lecture

Thursday 16 January 2020 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Frank Theatre,
Tyndall Avenue
BRISTOL, BS8 1TL United Kingdom
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Rory Dusoir decided to pursue a career in horticulture while studying for a classics degree at Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating, he worked at Great Dixter as assistant head gardener prior to undertaking the prestigious Kew Diploma. He has been head gardener at Howe Mill, Wiltshire and Stud House, a private estate within the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. During these years, he was given some freedom to develop his own distinctive planting style. In 2016, Rory set up the…

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February 2020

Food for insect pollinators in towns and cities – Nick Tew – Lecture

Thursday 20 February 2020 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Frank Theatre,
Tyndall Avenue
BRISTOL, BS8 1TL United Kingdom
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Nick is just starting his third year of studies for a PhD at the University of Bristol working in Professor Jane Memmott's community ecology group. His current research focuses on the conservation of insect pollinators in an urban setting. Previously, he has worked on bumblebee foraging behaviour as part of his master's at Imperial College and web building behaviour in spiders at the University of Oxford during his undergraduate degree. In his spare time he is a keen gardener and the proud owner of a wildlife-friendly allotment. Towns and…

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March 2020

Friends’ AGM & Lecture – How DNA profiling has affected plant taxonomy – Dr Kálmán Könyves

Thursday 19 March 2020 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Frank Theatre,
Tyndall Avenue
BRISTOL, BS8 1TL United Kingdom
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Agenda 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden 7:30 pm - Break 7:45 pm - Talk from Dr Kálmán Könyves, Horticultural Taxonomist, Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley: How DNA profiling has affected plant taxonomy 9:00 pm - Close Further details to follow in winter issue This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. Lectures will be held at the Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory,…

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July 2020
£7

National Garden Scheme open day

Sunday 12 July 2020 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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