Historical and Literary Tour in the Garden

Enjoy a 75-minute stroll with Oxford local historian and author, Mark Davies, focussing on some of the eccentric individuals who have graced the Garden over the last four centuries. From the Garden’s flamboyant first superintendent, Jacob Bobart, ‘the German Prince of Plants’; through the unlikely hosting of some of Britain’s earliest hot-air balloon launches; to Philip Pullmans’s ‘Lyra’; via Lewis Carroll and a host of other quirky or evocative writers, visitors, and events.