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Cyanotype workshop with Wendy Leocque SOLD OUT

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

SOLD OUT Wendy Leocque is a photographic artist and creative facilitator that has worked in various darkrooms around Bristol. As a way of introducing newcomers to alternative photographic process, Wendy teaches Lumen Printing, and Cyanotype processes. These processes are a perfect fit for gardens, as your art will be created by the shrubs, blooms and […]

£20

Jazz Concert: The Blue Notes with Hannah Wedlock

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

We are once again delighted to hold our annual jazz concert with the Blue Notes and Hannah Wedlock and with additional entertainment from the local ukulele band, South Bristol Ukes who played for us in 2022. All tickets should be purchased in advance. Blue Notes Band perform at the Garden Bring a picnic and drinks […]

£17

NEW DATE Phytogram workshop with Sophie Sherwood

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

Please note this workshop has been moved to Wednesday 2nd of August (previously Wednesday 26th July) Join Sophie Sherwood for this phytogram workshop. Using vitamin C tablets and washing soda, you will learn how to make your very own light sensitive chemistry. This can then be applied on to light sensitive materials such as 35mm […]

£17

Plant potting workshop for children

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

This workshop is about the life of a carrot and a beetroot and how they grow from seed to delicious vegetables to eat! We will learn about germination and different parts of the plant (roots, shoots, leaves and stems) and what plants need to live (water, soil and sunshine). The children will be given beetroot […]

£9

Science Picnic: Why should we care about bryophytes?

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

A rose moss; Rhodobryum roseum. Image by George Greiff. Join George Greiff from the University's Faculty of Life Sciences as he unveils the wonderful world of bryophytes; plants including mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. These are plant pioneers that have been ever present for 450 million years. George will provide a general overview and talk about […]

Four-day workshop: Traditional Botanical Painting.

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

This four-day course running during September and October will be linked with themed workshops, covering the different stages of botanical painting and drawing; suitable for both beginners and more advanced […]

£196

UPDATE Friends’ Lecture – Facsimile Ancient Woodlands

The Frank Theatre Tyndall Avenue, BRISTOL, United Kingdom

The greening of Ascension Island UPDATE: Please note that there is an error in the Autumn 2023 Friends' Newsletter, and this event will take place on Thursday 21st of September, and not the 14th as originally posted. Additionally, it will be held in the Frank Lecture Theatre, not the Tress. The Friends of the University […]

Whitebeam Wonders Discovery Walk

Why are the whitebeams in the Avon Gorge a wonder? Whitebeam, Sorbus avonensis, over the Avon Gorge Just what is it about Bristol’s amazing Avon Gorge that gives us 5 […]

£7.50

The Drag Queen Gardener

The Winston Theatre The Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

Join Tom Leonard, aka Daisy Desire the Drag Queen Gardener, someone who brings “the couture to your manure”. Tom Leonard is a trained horticulturist from Warwickshire, who happens to have […]

Apple day: help make a proper Bristol cider!

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

Help make a proper Bristol Cider!  More apples than you can use? Donate them to be part of our local cider project and enjoy a free cider!  Apple Day aims […]

Introduction to Bryophytes

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

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 […]

£85

Fundraising Friends’ Lecture – An Evening with Adam Frost

The Powell Lecture Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Select a State or Province:, United Kingdom

A special fundraising lecture for the Friends' Education and Training Fund An evening with Adam Frost Join Adam Frost as he shares his life in gardening, starting out with his […]

£20

Willow lantern workshop

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

Join Maya Wolf and learn how to use willow to create a structure for a lantern. You will add lights and cover your structure, using tissue paper & glue to […]

£45

Elisabeth Cooper: Challenges facing arctic plants and ecosystems.

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

We welcome Elisabeth Cooper back to Bristol to tell us more about arctic plants, the challenges facing them, and arctic ecosystems in these times of change. Elisabeth is a Bristolian, […]

Friends’ lecture 2024: Sarawak Orchid project

The Frank Theatre Tyndall Avenue, BRISTOL, United Kingdom

Simon Pugh-Jones Simon Pugh-Jones has travelled widely across the tropical world and led the Writhlington School Orchid Project in Radstock for 30 years before retiring and setting up his own […]

Winter Garden Tour | February | £12 or Free

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

An unusual chance to enjoy the Botanic Garden on a winter weekend. Wintersweet, Chimonanthus praecox, a welcome sight and smell in the Garden in December. A tour of the garden […]