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University Botanic Garden

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No 1 Brookside
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1JE

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March 2019

Science on Sundays at The Botanic Gardens

Sunday March 17 - Sunday August 11

Discover how plant genes work together to survive challenges, defend against predators and are passed onto the next generation. Find out about the role of the ‘invisible hand’ of floral scent in plant diversity in attracting pollinators. Hear about the latest technologies used to uncover rare minerals rarely found on earth. These are some of the topics being discussed at CUBG’s ‘Science on Sundays’ series - a programme of free, informal, monthly drop-in plant science talks between March to August,…

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April 2019
£5.00 - £6.00

Easter Trail at the Botanic Gardens

Saturday April 6 - Monday April 22

Easter Trail: Look who’s dropped in for Easter 6th April - 22nd April, 10.00 am-5.00 pm. Animals from all over the world are dropping in to the Garden this spring to help out their friend, the Easter Bunny. Pick up a free trail from the ticket office and go on a springtime adventure to find the animals, see some amazing plants and collect an Easter prize at the end. Drop-in, self-led trail. Normal garden admission applies for accompanying adults. Admission…

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Bioblitz with The Museum of Zoology

Saturday April 27 - Sunday April 28

Come along and explore the Botanic Garden for wild life, counting as many species as possible 24- hours. Book onto a wild life workshop or drop-in to discover, identify and record the wonderful animals and plants of the Garden. To include: • Nature walks around the Garden • Surveying activities - pond-dipping, moth-trapping, bug-hunts and bat walks • Insect, amphibian and moth trapping as experts set traps over night to be checked the next morning. A programme of activities to…

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BioBlitz 2019

Saturday April 27 - Sunday April 28

BioBlitz 2019 – a weekend of wildlife workshops, talks and walks takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April. BioBlitz is an international concept that aims to highlight the diversity of animal species by involving the community in recording and monitoring many different species over a 24 hour period. It offers the opportunity for local residents and visitors to meet wildlife experts, ask questions and to enjoy their local parks,…

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May 2019

Festival of Plants at The Botanic Garden

Saturday May 18 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Set in the Garden’s 40 acres, the Festival of Plants celebrates the wonder of plants at a beautiful time of year when the Garden is brimming with spring colour. Highlights include: • Themed, free, guided tours including behind-the-scenes of the Reserve and Experimental Glasshouses • Pop-up family-friendly interactive plant science stalls where University researchers demonstrate some of the latest plant science • ‘Ask-the-Gardener’ panel of experts on hand to deal with your garden dilemmas • 10-minute, bite-size talks about a…

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Festival of Plants at The University Botanic Garden

Saturday May 18 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Festival of Plants is an event for all ages, held at a beautiful time of year when the Garden is brimming with spring colour. Highlights include: free, guided tours of the Garden’s highlights; pop-up family-friendly interactive plant science stalls; Ask-the-Gardener stall; 10-minute, bite-size talks on plant-themed topics; specialist plants stalls; children’s craft activities; live music and pop-up food trucks. Normal Garden admission charges apply. To avoid queuing, tickets will be available to purchase in advance from the Station Road…

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