14 May 2015

Private evening tour of Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Organised by:

SCI 's Cambridge and Great Eastern Group and the RSC Mid-Anglia Section

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

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Another chance to visit the delightful Cambridge University Botanic Garden, but this time in May. Last year we visited in April.

The Botanic Garden was established as a University teaching and research resource by Professor John Stevens Henslow, and was opened to the public in 1846. Henslow, who inspired his pupil Charles Darwin with a love of natural science, recognised the need to study plants in their own right. He was convinced that trees were the most important plants in the world and these form the framework of the Garden. With a framework of mature trees and shrubs, this paradise of plants comprises diverse, superbly landscaped settings including: the Rock Garden, representing the alpine plants from the mountains of every continent; the Lake and Water Garden, teeming with bird life; tropical rainforest, the alpine house and seasonal displays in the Glasshouses; and the historic Systematic Beds, displaying 1600 hardy representatives of more than 80 families of flowering plants. 

Come and meet a descendant of Newton's famous apple tree - and your local SCI and RSC committees.

See www.botanic.cam.ac.uk for general information, directions and map.

Update - Parking advice: Please be advised that Cambridge City on-street Pay & Display parking charges near to the Botanic Garden have recently changed. Parking is now free only after 6:30 pm, and not after 5:00 pm as previously.

This talk is part of the SCI Cambridge Science Talks series.

The Group's Annual General Meeting will be held on the same day, after the tour, at 8:15 pm at the Panton Arms and Cambridge and Great Eater Group members are invited.

Venue and Contact

Cambridge University Botanical Garden

1 Brookside 
Cambridge CB2 1JE 


John O’Toole

Tel: 0207 598 1584

Email: john.otoole9@btopenworld.com


Tickets £10. Only 30 places available

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