The rose has been a symbol in poetry and song, in varying guises, since time immemorial. We look at some of these appearances from Purcell to the present day, linking them to wider cultural representations and learning about their botanical characteristics. Broadcast from Oxford Botanic Garden.
This event is in association with TORCH, with support from the Humanities Cultural Programme and Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum.
Solace in Nature | 16 October 2020
Three fascinating speakers discuss nature, mental health, wellbeing and music, with particular reference to the poet and composer Ivor Gurney. The event will be filmed in the magical surroundings of Harcourt Arboretum and will explore how various landscapes and flora were important to Gurney and other composers.
This event is in association with TORCH, with support from the Humanities Cultural Programme, Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum and Oxford Department of Psychiatry.
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Flora Obscura – the Botanical Pub Quiz | 10 October 2020
Join Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum for a pub-quiz style evening from the comfort of your own home, exploring the Plant Kingdom. Suitable for all levels, have some fun against the clock using the SpeedQuizzing app on your devices. If you need more encourage-mint, the top three teams will win some fabulous prizes! Cultivate your plant-based team name, grab your favourite beverage and come join in. We’re rooting for you!
The Science of Gin Tasting | 23 October 2020
Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum and The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) invite you to an evening all about the wonders of gin. Join a special virtual tour of the gin botanicals at the Garden followed by an exclusive gin tasting session with the gin creators themselves all from the comfort of your own home.