'Building the Botanic Garden based on archive documents' - 2pm


2021 saw the 400th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone for the Oxford Botanic Garden. Part of the Garden’s history is written in its architecture, but that part of the history related to planting schemes, science and administration is found in archives held by the Department of Biology. This Friends’ private visit with Dr Stephen Harris, Associate Professor in Plant Sciences to the Oxford University Herbaria will be an opportunity to see, through looking at over three centuries of original letters, maps and documents why and how the Garden has come to look as it does today. A fitting visit with which to bring our 2022 garden visits to a close. Refreshments will be served.

By kind permission of Professor Mark Fricker, Head of the Department of Plant Sciences

  • Friends £20, guests £25
  • Maximum 20 per session

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