The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Happy Holly helps mark a membership milestone …

… at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. There was a big surprise for Holly Cook when she bought an annual ticket to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Holly’s purchase was a milestone moment for the Carmarthenshire attraction: it was the 10,000th membership sold since they opened in May 2000. So, Botanic Garden bosses decided…

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Petals produce a ‘blue halo’ that helps bees to find flowers

Latest research using plants from Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s plant collection has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles. These nanostructures scatter light particles in the blue to ultraviolet colour spectrum, generating a subtle effect that scientists have…

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International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year returns to Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 November – 21 December 2017. Cambridge University Botanic Garden is delighted to host the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition. A collection of winning images from its 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition will be on display in the Autumn Garden.…

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RHS Late Fruit and Vegetable Competition – RHS Wisley

3-5 November 10am to 3.45pm Over 60 classes of fruit and veg, RHS expert advice and apple identification. The competition is open to all, for more details please contact georginabarter@rhs.org.uk or see the RHS website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/exhibit-at-a-show/rhs-horticultural-competitions . The show is free to view with normal Garden admission.

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