Join the Danby Patrons' Group


Danby members will get all the benefits of being Friends of OBGA and of the Bobarts Patrons’ Group. In addition, they will enjoy special opportunities such as:

  • Private events, with refreshments, in the Oxford University Herbaria and the Garden’s new Herbarium Room
  • Exclusive biennial overseas tours with senior members of OBGA and Plant Sciences
  • Insight into the fascinating work of Oxford University’s plant scientists
  • Further events giving special access to the unique, world-class collections and work of the Garden and the Arboretum

The Group is administered by the Friends of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum and the money raised will be divided equally between the Friends, for the benefit of the Garden and Arboretum, and the Plant Sciences Department, for the benefit of the Oxford University Herbaria.

For further information, contact Maura Allen on

Danby Arch


Danby Arch at the Oxford Botanic Garden
The bust of Henry Danvers sits at the top of Danby Arch


portrait of henry danvers earl of danby


Portrait of Henry Danvers, the first Earl of Danby


dillenius prints


Dillenius prints which cover the wall of the
Herbarium Room at the Oxford Botanic Garden