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May 2020

Botanical Art: Drawing and Painting with Jenny Brooks POSTPONED

Monday 11 May 2020 to Monday 15 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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July 2020

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

Saturday 4 July 2020 at 8:30 am to Wednesday 30 September 2020 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 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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April 2021
£95

Botanical Art: Virtual Drawing and Painting with Jenny Brooks

Monday 26 April 2021 at 1:00 pm to Monday 7 June 2021 at 4:30 pm

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 summer term’s classes take place on Mondays online from Monday 26th April 2021 from 1.00pm - 4.30pm.…

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June 2021
£65

Introduction to Bryophytes

Thursday 3 June 2021 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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August 2021

Meet the artist and the scientist behind ‘Displays decoded’.

Friday 20 August 2021 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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What happens when science meets art? Find out with this exciting opportunity to meet the artist Alex Hirtzel, and behavioral Ecologist Dr Dave Lawson as they talk you though the ‘Displays Decoded’ exhibition. Alex Hirtzel will discuss her work in progress and themes of the exhibition. The talk will be followed by a short tour of the Botanic Garden with Dave Lawson looking at different flower pollination mechanisms. Please allow approximately 1 ½ hours for this event. Dates available: Wednesday…

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September 2021

Art and augmented reality

Saturday 25 September 2021 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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Discover how science, art and augmented reality can work together at our interactive workshop presented by artist Alex Hirtzel and creative director Chris Price. Gain insight into Alex’s practice and inspiration, Chris’ work at Curio-Zubr - an augmented and virtual reality studio catering to the arts, heritage and culture sector - and about how they came to work together. Learn more about how AR works as an exciting medium for artists and how it can enhance visual storytelling for education…

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October 2021
Free

Oxford Botanic Garden symposium. Celebrating Botanic Gardens: Past, Present and Future.

Thursday 21 October 2021 at 2:00 pm to Friday 22 October 2021 at 7:30 pm

Oxford Botanic Garden is hosting a free, online symposium to explore the vital role played by Botanic Gardens around the world. Welcoming renowned speakers to this international arena, the talks provide a unique opportunity for the public to see behind the scenes of plant science, presented by the people who are working to secure a greener future, including our own Curator Nick Wray. The conference covers a range of topics and will include something for everyone to enjoy; from students…

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£70

Introduction to Ferns and some Associated Organisms

Monday 25 October 2021 at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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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December 2021
£70

Introduction to Bryophytes

Friday 3 December 2021 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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£45

Traditional Botanical Painting and Drawing with Jenny Brooks

Friday 10 December 2021 at 10:00 am to 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 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 one day…

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