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Maples at Ness and beyond

Sunday 21 January 2018 14:30 - Sunday 21 January 2018 16:00

Learn more about Acers, a group of trees which range from the common sycamore and Japanese maples through to the red maples of North America responsible for the world famous autumn colour.

In a change to the advertised lecture, this talk will now be given by Ness Botanist Tim Baxter.

This talk will focus on a fascinating and useful groups of trees - maples.  Discover where you find them in the wild, and some of their uses to humans from making maple syrup, drums and providing a valuable source of early nectar for bees. Many of these trees such as the Japanese maples are of course highly useful in gardens and the talk will highlight some fabulous looking trees in the collections at Ness including how to grow them.

About the speaker: Botanist Tim Baxter is based at Ness and responsible for identifying plants, and researching and growing new acquisitions to add to the collections.

 

Who is it suitable for?

16+

What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up on the day

 

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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens

 

 

Venue Details

Lecture Theatre