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

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 […]


Introduction to Ferns and some Associated Organisms

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 […]


Designing with plants – Fergus Garrett – Lecture


Fergus is Head Gardener at Great Dixter House and Gardens.  Born in Brighton to an English father and Turkish mother, Fergus spent his formative years in Istanbul, Turkey. On returning to the UK, after school in Brighton he studied horticulture at Wye College, University of London. He has a deep connection with Great Dixter as […]

The view from Federal Twist – James Golden – Lecture


James Golden is a garden-maker of international repute whose garden,Federal Twist, has featured in The New York Times, Gardens Illustrated,Horticulture, Better Homes and Gardens, Elle Décor and several books.Monty Don visited Federal Twist in 2019 for the BBC series 'Monty Don's American Gardens',describing it as ‘one of the great modern gardens’ and commented after his […]

Easter Sculpture Festival

University of Bristol Botanic Garden The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, United Kingdom

Trio of blue tits by Jo Whiteland The Easter Sculpture Festival is back once again to unveil nature’s artistry at the botanic garden. As we welcome spring with the blooming […]


Curator’s tour

University of Bristol Botanic Garden The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, United Kingdom

Join Curator, Nick Wray, for a spring tour of the Botanic Garden. In April there are bulbs on the ground and blossom in the trees as the season has winter […]