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December 2021

Introduction to Bryophytes

Friday 3 December at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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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Traditional Botanical Painting and Drawing with Jenny Brooks

Friday 10 December at 10:00 am to Friday 17 December at 3:00 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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The study of plants has always gone hand in hand with art; exquisite botanical painting and drawing bringing specimens to life. Join Senior associate Jenny Brooks Dip.AD, ATC who will be running workshops on the 10th and 17th December. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, Jenny will show you techniques honed over an impressive career, so you can learn how to approach Traditional Botanical Painting and Drawing from plant specimens. You can attend for two days or just…

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January 2022

How DNA changed plant taxonomy – Dr Kálmán Könyves – Lecture

Thursday 20 January 2022 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This lecture was originally planned for March 2020 but was one of the first events to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we are therefore delighted that Dr Könyvesis now able to give us this lecture.  KálmánKönyves is a botanist and horticulural taxonomist at the RHS Garden, Wisley working to ensure plants are named and classified correctly. Using molecular tools, he studies the relationship between horticulturally important plant groups in order to help stabilize their names. Traditionally the…

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March 2022

AGM + Lecture by Maisie Brett

Thursday 17 March 2022 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The AGM of the Friends of the Botanic Garden will be followed by a lecture by Maisie Brett, University of Bristol Life Sciences PhD student. Maisie did her masters project on plants and pollinators in South Africa.  Further details of the lecture will follow in the winter newsletter. Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding Covid-19 restrictions, the Friends’ lectures will continue to be through Zoom for the autumn. This situation will be reviewed in the light of developments including the…

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