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July 2019
£25

Outdoor drawing evening – Western Herb Garden

Saturday 6 July at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Drawing on a summer evening is possibly the most satisfying way and time of day to appreciate and enjoy the colour and form and scent of the gardens. Based on the design of a Renaissance physic garden, this collection makes a perfect starting point for this series of drawing evenings (all drawing materials are provided). Sheena Vallely trained at Liverpool College of Art and at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Now living in Bristol, she leads Pupgroup and is Senior…

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£25

Outdoor drawing evenings – at the water’s edge

Sunday 14 July at 5:30 am to 8:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Drawing on a summer evening is possibly the most satisfying way and time of day to appreciate and enjoy the colour and form and scent of the gardens. Many species of plants grow around and in the two ponds where newts feed and crows often bathe, an ideal location for the evening’s drawing studies (all drawing materials are provided). Sheena Vallely trained at Liverpool College of Art and at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Now living in Bristol, she leads…

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£5

National Garden Scheme open day

Sunday 14 July 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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The National Garden Scheme 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 crossed,…

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£25

Outdoor drawing evenings – The Evolution Dell

Saturday 20 July at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Drawing on a summer evening is possibly the most satisfying way and time of day to appreciate and enjoy the colour and form and scent of the gardens. The treacherously sharp bladed cycad and the monkey puzzle are two of many highly evolved plants we will be studying with pencil and paper on this evening in the Evolution Dell  (all drawing materials are provided). Sheena Vallely trained at Liverpool College of Art and at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Now…

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£12

Jazz concert

Saturday 27 July at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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The Blue notes and Hannah Wedlock return to the Garden for our summer evening Jazz concert. This is a favourite evening with many and a wonderful way to see the Garden as the summer sun sets and the melodic Jazz drifts over the plants with the bees and butterflies. Bring a picnic and low seating or a rug and take a drink of pimms, wine, beer or a soft drink from our bar which opens at 6pm; music starts at…

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£25

Outdoor drawing evenings – The Chinese Herb Garden

Sunday 28 July at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Drawing on a summer evening is possibly the most satisfying way and time of day to appreciate and enjoy the colour and form and scent of the gardens. This sunken garden offers a space to feel embraced in the calm of the evening. The medicinal properties of this collection can offer additional interest to your drawing  (all drawing materials are provided). Sheena Vallely trained at Liverpool College of Art and at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Now living in Bristol,…

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August 2019
£25

Outdoor drawing evenings – Mediterranean collection

Saturday 3 August at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Drawing on a summer evening is possibly the most satisfying way and time of day to appreciate and enjoy the colour and form and scent of the gardens. Plants from the Mediterranean region of Europe and North Africa demonstrate a great diversity from flax to phlomis. Drawing instructions will be designed to bring more awareness to your drawing as well as to your observation and appreciation of nature  (all drawing materials are provided). Sheena Vallely trained at Liverpool College of…

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£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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Bee and Pollination festival

Saturday 31 August at 10:00 am to Sunday 1 September at 5:00 pm

Imagine a world without cappuccinos, chocolate, apples, strawberries or even Somerset cider. These are all dependent on insect pollination. Find out the very latest stories on how you can help the bees and other vital pollinators. Plenty of exhibitors, nurseries, charities, demonstrations and talks; more information to follow...

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September 2019

All about trees

Saturday 7 September 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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During this workshop you will gain an incite into the wonderful world of trees; how to choose a small tree, how to identify trees around you and the problems and pests that might be associated with caring for them. There will also be a demonstration on how to plant and stake a tree correctly and tips on how to establish a hedge. The Botanic Garden is a perfect setting for this workshop and Roger Mellors, after a working life with…

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All about trees

Saturday 14 September 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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During this workshop you will gain an incite into the wonderful world of trees; how to choose a small tree, how to identify trees around you and the problems and pests that might be associated with caring for them. There will also be a demonstration on how to plant and stake a tree correctly and tips on how to establish a hedge. The Botanic Garden is a perfect setting for this workshop and Roger Mellors, after a working life with…

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£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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£50

Propagation workshop

Sunday 22 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. 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 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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October 2019
£30

Photography at Twilight workshop

Saturday 12 October at 4:00 pm to 7:00 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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Sunset and twilight are considered by many photographers to be two of the best times in the day to take pictures. We’ll have a look at the reasons why. The first half of the workshop will be in the classroom. We’ll have a look at some twilight images, consider how they were achieved and also consider how we can overcome some of the challenges twilight may present. In the second half we’ll go out and find some photo opportunities within…

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