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Chemigram workshop

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

Join Sophie Sherwood for a Chemigram workshop. Chemigram printing involves using light sensitive paper with resists such as vaseline to experiment with printmaking techniques. Learn how to make your own […]

Lumen Printing and Cyanotype Process Workshop

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

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

National garden Scheme open day

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

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) open day returns to the Botanic Garden this year where you can see the Garden in all its summer glory. The NGS has been running since 1927 […]

£7

Summer evening tours

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

After a hard day at work, battling with childcare or coping with the normal stresses and strains of everyday life, what could be more relaxing and enjoyable than spending the […]

£10

Friends’ Annual Jazz Concert with Blue Notes and Hannah Wedlock SOLD OUT

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

Blue Notes Band perform at the Garden After the successful return of this popular event in 2021 we are once again delighted to hold our annual jazz concert with the […]

£15

Bee and Pollination Festival

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

The Bee and Pollination Festival returns this year on the earlier weekend of the August bank holiday. This is a great place to learn about the vital role pollinators play […]

£11

Traditional Botanical Painting workshop

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

This course with senior associate Jenny Brooks Dip.AD, ATC,  covers the different stages of botanical painting through four themed workshops. By the end of the course you will be able […]

£196

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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 flower and how they grow from bulbs to full bloom! We will learn about different parts of the plant (roots, shoots, leaves […]

Andy McIndoe: The Winter Garden

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With over 40 years of experience in retail and production horticulture Andy McIndoe is an author and regular contributor to a variety of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio.  During his long career with Hillier Nurseries he was responsible for the development of the Company’s chain of garden centres and for 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning […]

Growing a better world: Poppy Okotcha

The Anson Rooms Richmond Building, University of Bristol, 105 Queens Rd,, Bristol

LECTURE VENUE: ANSON ROOMS., Queens Road, Clifton. This special lecture for the autumn is a collaboration between University of Bristol Student Union and the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. Poppy Okotcha is an ecological home grower, working to inspire reconnection to land and living world. In this talk Poppy will explore the benefits of home […]

Winter Garden Tour | £10 or free

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

Physalis alkekengi in winter An unusual chance to enjoy the Botanic Garden on a winter weekend. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will take you on a tour of the garden, stopping off at plants of particular winter interest and warming up in our glasshouses. The tours start at 11am and end at 12:30pm. Come rain […]

£10

The Gardens of the Mekong by Adam Alexander aka The Seed Detective

Adam is a documentary producer with a passion for growing fruit and vegetables and not a year has passed since he was ten when he hasn’t grown something to eat. In the late seventies he ran a small market garden growing organic, unusual vegetables. Trying to sell red Brussels sprouts or yellow courgettes did not […]

Merlin Sheldrake – Entangled Lives: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures – SOLD OUT

Biomedical Sciences Building, E29 Tankards Close, University Walk, , Bristol , United Kingdom

We're thrilled to be hosting Merlin Sheldrake with this lunchtime talk. Thinking about fungi makes the world look different. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They can […]

POSTPONED – Plant Potting Workshop for Children

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

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBC. This workshop is about the life of a flower and how they grow from bulbs to full bloom! We will learn about different parts of the plant (roots, shoots, leaves and stems) and what plants need to live, (water, soil and sunshine). The children will be able […]

Jekka McVicar: The Myth and Magic of Herbs

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We are delighted that our President has agreed to give us another lecture. The illustrated talk will explain how herbs have been used through the ages and some of the quirkier myths and stories that surround them. It will not only demonstrate how magical they are in the making of elixirs and oxymels, but also […]

Life in the Freezer: the Secret Lives of Arctic Plants

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

  Elisabeth Cooper is a Bristolian, living and working in the Arctic. She is a Professor of Plant Ecology at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, and has many years of field experience far North of the Arctic Circle, both in summer and winter. She will introduce us to the landscapes and vegetation of Norway, […]

Free

Traditional Botanical Painting and Drawing with Jenny Brooks

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

The four-day course running during March and April will be linked with themed workshops, covering the different stages of botanical painting. Beginners will be welcome to work with more advanced […]

£196