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Two Interesting Gardens


By eirlys


We have just returned from a week’s stay in Somerset. (I wanted to climb Glastonbury Tor).

We visited the University of Bristol Botanic Garden one morning and really enjoyed our walk around this five-acre site.

The garden has been designed to" tell stories of plant evolution and is home to four core plant collections:

•Mediterranean Climate Regions
•Local Flora & Rare Native Plants
•Useful Plants "

The garden is well worth a visit and we really enjoyed our “tour”. I particularly liked the Chinese Medicinal Herb
section which has the largest collection of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs in the UK. Students at the University are very fortunate to have access to all these wonderful plants. Their place of residence is also a beautiful building.

Well worth a visit!

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Title is incorrect. My apologies.

13 Sep, 2015


Beautifully kept !

13 Sep, 2015


Makes me wonder if any disabled/elderly Goyers could get free large garden care by encouraging local horticultural students to help care for their plant collections ?
All plants need seasonal care of some sort. If 2 students could visit once a week for 3 hours it could be of mutual benefit.

14 Sep, 2015


You might try writing to horticultural colleges to see if they already do this or would feel able to?

14 Sep, 2015


Thanks for this suggestion Stera. Moulton College has a Horticultural Section. I will contact Kettering Borough
Council who have a wonderful horticultural dept. I dont know if they have a teaching section.

16 Sep, 2015

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