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The Evolution of the Botanic Garden

Thursday 22 February 2018 19:00 - Thursday 22 February 2018 21:00

There are now currently 1775 botanic gardens in 148 countries around the world with many more under construction or being planned.  What are they? How does a botanic garden differ from any other garden or park?

This is a evening lecture on Thursday 22 Febuary (7-9pm), held at the University's main campus in Liverpool.

Join Ness Garden Manager Nick lightfoot to explore the evolution of the botanic garden and its changing role. A wide-ranging talk that will visit Padua and Oxford, Kew, and the University of Liverpool's very own botanic garden - Ness. Topics include research, education, public outreach and what it means to be a botanic garden in the 21st century.

This is the second of four lectures in a new Horticulture & Botany Series delivered by Ness Botanic Gardens staff at the University of Liverpool's main campus. In addition, there are two one day courses offer practical and design advice. Details can be found here.


Who is it suitable for?

18+. There are no formal entry requirements, just a love of plants & gardening

What does it cost?

£9 (No concessions) per lecture or £30 for the entire series of 4 lectures.

Do I need to book a place?

Yes -  Please book online via the University of Liverpool's online store or contact The University's Continuing Education Department on 0151 794 6900.



Venue Details

University Campus, Liverpool - 126 Mount Pleasant