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Continuing Education

Ness Botanic Gardens is part of the University of Liverpool. The University has been offering courses to the local community in city and wider region for over 100 years. Courses and lectures taught at Ness via Continuing Education or those drawing the expertise of the Garden's staff and taught at the University's main campus in Liverpool are listed here.

Courses and lectures taught at Ness.

Writing At Ness 2

Writing at Ness 2

Tuesday 30 January 2-4pm 10 weekly sessions

Unleash your creative side.

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Flowers Of The Prehistoric Aegean Flowers of the Prehistoric Aegean

Tuesday 6 March 2-4pm

Explore important plants and their depictions in art in some of the world's oldest civilisations

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Stonehenge In A Day

Stonehenge in a Day

Saturday 21 April 9.30-4.30pm

Discover Stonehenge using our scaled replica, Woodhenge, set in the wildflower meadows.

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Courses and Lectures at the University's main campus in Liverpool.

Gardens Designed Landscapes Of The Wirral

Gardens & Designed Landscapes of the Wirral

Thursday 8 February 7-9pm

Discover some of the internationally important gardens found on the Wirral.

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Evolution Of The Botanic Garden

The Evolution of the Botanic Garden

Thursday 22 February 7-9pm

What is a botanic garden and how does it differ from any other garden or park?

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Plants And How To Look After Them
Plants and How to Look After Them

Saturday 17 March 10-4pm

Gardening secrets and how to have a garden that works.

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Wild Medicine Wild Medicine

Thursday 15 March 7-9pm

Discover how modern medicine owes a great debt to plants and botany.

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Seeds Seeds

Thursday 29 March 7-9pm

Learn more about seeds, their importance to gardens, human civilisation and plant evolution.

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Planting For Year Round Interest
Planting for Year Round Interest

Saturday 12 May 10-4pm

How to create a garden that looks good all year round.

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