We have fond memories of His Majesty visiting Oxford and enjoying a tour of Oxford Botanic Garden to mark its 400th anniversary.
The then Prince Charles visited Oxford Botanic Garden in June 2021. The visit acknowledged the important role played by institutions such as Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum in research, education, conservation and public engagement. Read more about this visit here.
‘It was an honour to welcome His Majesty in our 400th year and to have the opportunity to share the important work we do at the Botanic Garden in our strategic mission of ‘sharing the scientific wonder and importance of plants with the world’. Just as we were established as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal plants used to teach medical students, we now teach and research plant biology in diverse ways, whilst communicating to everyone - students and the public alike - why plants matter and why they are essential to the sustainability of our planet and its biodiversity and ultimately to our own survival as a species.’ - Professor Simon Hiscock, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
Read more about how Oxford University is marking the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III here.