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  Student's Handbook 2006-07: Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden was founded on its present site in 1846 by John Stevens Henslow, Professor of Botany, who is perhaps best remembered as the man who inspired Charles Darwin with a love of natural history and who secured his best pupil's voyage on HMS Beagle.
The Garden is a 40-acre oasis in the centre of Cambridge, and the perfect place to stroll, relax, birdwatch or botanise.
The Garden is open daily from 10am, and closes at 6pm in summer, 5pm in spring and autumn and 4pm in the winter.
www.cam.ac.uk /cambuniv/studenthandbook/libmuseums/muscoll/botanic.html   (345 words)

 University Botanic Garden (Cambridgeshire) - © Gardens-Guide.com - OPEN GARDENS UK & Ireland - Features, ...
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden was opened on its present location in 1846 and now holds a treasure trove of some 8,000 plant species.
The Herbaceous borders, Scented Gardens and Dry Garden are a colourful highlight of summer, but don't miss the jewelled carpet of spring bulbs and early alpines in the Woodland and Rock Gardens or the foliage fireworks of the Autumn Garden.
The garden is situated less than 1 mile to the south of the city centre of historic Cambridge, where cafes, restaurants and hotels abound.
www.gardens-guide.com /gardenpages/_0150.htm   (601 words)

 Botanic Gardens
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta - A professional association for public gardens in North America, supporting the public horticulture community in its mission to study, display, and conserve plants.
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden - Its mission is to foster an awareness and appreciation of the role of plants in nature and in human affairs.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales - A visionary project and botanical science showcase built for the Millennium and beyond.
www.biologo.com.br /biology/botanicgardens.html   (709 words)

 Cambridge University Botanic Garden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Cambridge, England.
It also forms an oasis of tranquility in Cambridge and is frequently used as a place to escape to for lunch by workers in the surrounding area.
The garden was created for the University of Cambridge in 1831 by Professor John Stevens Henslow, probably best remembered today for teaching the naturalist Charles Darwin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cambridge_University_Botanic_Garden   (221 words)

 Visit Cambridge > Media > Press Releases
The ever-popular Scented Garden is being re-landscaped to create a new terrace packed with richly —fragranced shrubs mixed with herbaceous and annual plants grown for both flower and foliage scent.
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden was opened to the public in 1846 by Professor John Stevens Henslow, who is best remembered for inspiring his pupil Charles Darwin with a love of natural history.
The Garden curates, develops and displays the plant collections of the University of Cambridge, for research purposes and for everyone to enjoy.
www.visitcambridge.org /media/pressrelease_item.php?id=17   (515 words)

 University of Cambridge: Cambridge for All
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden was established as a University teaching and research resource by Professor John Stevens Henslow on land acquired in 1831, and finally opened to the public in 1846.
Garden staff give twenty-five talks a year and in winter four free Walkerian Lectures are open to the public.
The Garden and its glasshouses are the ideal venue for school children and older students to gain first-hand experience of different habitats worldwide and the plants adapted to them.
outreach.caret.cam.ac.uk /Outreach/portal/activities.jsp?category=45   (756 words)

 Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy - Educational Reviews - Flowering Plant Systematics Course at Cambridge University
The city of Cambridge is of course unique anyway, being historically important and one of the top universities in the world, but I was unaware before I visited the Garden that it is also one of the driest places in the world, having a rainfall lower than many Middle Eastern locations.
This botanical garden is intended for just this sort of study so we were allowed to cut plants for sampling.
This is being set up as an inspirational global garden concept, -the world in microcosm- a cultural melting-pot of global plants both wild and cultivated from the temperate zone, the humid tropics and the warm temperate regions of the world.
www.atlanticinstitute.com /cambridge.html   (793 words)

 The UK Branch of the MGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Each garden contained at least a Mediterranean element though we were venturing into one of the wettest corners of the British Isles.
The formality of the model gardens and the old kitchen gardens was beautifully offset by the carpets of Fritillaria meleagris in the meadow garden areas.
This three-hectare garden, with herbaceous borders, shrubs and specimen trees, is beyond the Backs - a charming area behind the colleges, with punts gliding past immaculate lawns and quiet avenues of ancient plane trees.
www.mediterraneangardensociety.org /branches-uk.html   (2159 words)

 Botanic Garden Web Directory
The Memphis Botanic Garden, Home of the Goldsmith Civic Garden Center, is the cultural crown-jewel of the Mid-South with over 96 acres of sweeping vistas, encompasing lakes, woodlands and...
The University of California Botanical Garden is a living museum open to the public featuring one of the most diverse plant collections in the United States.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 21 specialty gardens.
www.garden-webs.com /botanic_garden/index.htm   (837 words)

 Botanical Gardens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Opened in 1832, the gardens were designed by J. Loudon, with glasshouses added during the latter half of the 19th century.
Ventnor Botanic Gardens - Gardens commenced in 1970 on the Isle of Wight with a wide variety of temperate, sub-tropical and exotic plants, shrubs and trees; site provides extensive information about the gardens and their maintenance.
This West Sussex garden is an outpost of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
www.zoos.50megs.com /botanicalgardens.htm   (403 words)

 Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge
Despite the fact that in some contexts gardens, even Botanic Gardens, are a part of everyday life, they can readily be associated with seclusion, pleasure, contemplation, exotic environments.
Gardens and gardening are enjoying huge popularity at the moment, they are also big business.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden is in a period of great change.
www.crassh.cam.ac.uk /events/2004-5/movgardensthree.html   (558 words)

 Cambridge University Botanic Garden, an Attraction in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cambridge University Botanic Garden, an Attraction in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden was opened in 1846 and now holds a treasure trove of some 8,000 plant species.
The Botanic Garden has been designed for year-round interest and some part of it will be looking wonderful and smelling gorgeous whenever you visit.
www.information-britain.co.uk /printplace.cfm?Place_ID=3099   (134 words)

 Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
The Botanic Garden is situated less than a mile to the south of the City centre and only five minutes walk from the railway station.
The Garden has a collection of over 10,000 labelled plant species in beautifully landscaped settings, including Rock Garden, Lake, Glasshouses, Winter Garden, Woodland Walk, and nine National Collections.
The Alpine house and Conservatory are closed for the next phase of the Glasshouse restoration.
www.botanic.cam.ac.uk   (154 words)

 Volunteer Sighted Guide Scheme, Cambridge. Sensory Trust.
The 40 acre Botanic Garden of Cambridge University lies to the south of the city.
The garden is open all year round, except the period between Christmas and New Year, and there is a small admission charge.
Various plants and areas within the botanical gardens are brought to the attention of the visually impaired visitor.
www.sensorytrust.org.uk /news/newsletters/newsletter_6/cambridge_botanics.html   (566 words)

 Libraries & Museums:Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden was founded in 1846 by John Stevens Henslow, Professor of Botany, best remembered for inspiring his pupil Charles Darwin with a love of natural history.
The Garden comprises 40 acres with many fascinating features including a lake, glasshouses, Winter Garden, Chronological Bed, Rock Gardens, and a superb collection of mature trees.
The 10,000 species in the Garden are held for scientific purposes, but have been laid out with superb horticultural skill to provide a rich aesthetic experience.
www.cam.ac.uk /cambuniv/libmuseums/bg.html   (212 words)

 Cambridge University Botanic Garden Cambridge - Cambridge venue guide - Itchy City Guides
Although some of it's for research purposes, the majority of its 40 acres are open to the public.
Only just behind Kew Gardens in importance, the glasshouses contain more exotic exhibits and are open every day.
Cambridge is a hotbed of culture and pretty buildings
www.itchycambridge.co.uk /venues/174.html   (102 words)

 Education | Baby bloom at Cambridge
The botanic garden's 20-year-old specimen of Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) has been dormant since it was last re-potted in December 2003.
Unfortunately, this lonely Cambridge specimen is only expected to attract human visitors, so the staff will have to go to great lengths to try to produce new plants here in the UK.
He is trying to source frozen pollen from the international botanic garden community.
education.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5001396-110865,00.html   (554 words)

 youre such a tourist Cambridge is a hotbed of culture and pretty buildings - Cambridge articles - Itchy City Guides
Cambridge colleges are renowned for being high-brow, intellectual centres of learning.
His statue is still on the Great Gate, but the chair leg he’s been left holding in place of his sceptre tends to add to the comedy rather than kudos factor.
They donated their home and collections to Cambridge University in 1966, and it’s been left untouched so it’s the ideal place if you don’t fancy pressing your nose up against glass cases.
www.itchycambridge.co.uk /articles/303.html   (434 words)

 The Rock Garden - Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
The Limestone Rock Garden was built over the three years 1954-57 to represent the strata of a limestone outcrop.
The plants that live in the cracks and crevices come from all over the world and are grouped together according to their origins: South Africa, Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America.
It is a spectacular riot of colour in spring and summer.
www.botanic.cam.ac.uk /RockGarden.htm   (149 words)

 Society of Chemical Industry:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The beautiful landscaped gardens and glasshouses of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden were the perfect venue for the SCI Cambridge and Great Eastern Section summer social event.
After a sultry day, the garden proved a refreshingly cool, green refuge, full of scientific interest.
A peaceful 40-acre oasis in the heart of the city, the garden has a collection of over 10 000 labelled plant species and boasts many important national plant collections, including lavenders, hardy geraniums and forsythias, and the finest collection of trees in the east of England.
www.soci.org /SCI/sections/cam/2005/reports/gs3389.jsp   (263 words)

 In the Botanic Garden
Anne Eggebert and Polly Gould were artists-in-residence at Cambridge University Botanic Garden from January to May 2001.
Time-lapse and animation are used to combine fragments of botanical images from the 16th, 18th and 21st centuries into a hybrid illustration charting the changes in taste and crossing of cultures that have determined the classification of this ‘natural’ thing.
It describes the porous boundary of a garden in the urban environment, where sounds of nature combine with urban noise; elements beyond normal perception are heard, like radar echoes of tree roots and the vibrations of forks at work.
www.eggebert-and-gould.co.uk /cubg.html   (387 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cambridgeshire | 'Rotting flesh' flower in bloom
The plant has been cultivated at Cambridge University's Botanic Garden for the past 20 years.
The flower is renowned for its odour, which is said to be a cross between burnt sugar and rotting flesh.
Those who are too timid to brave the stench can watch the flower bloom via a webcam set up by the botanic garden.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/3622786.stm   (235 words)

 University of Cambridge: Cambridge for All
You can also visit the landmarks of Cambridge's rich scientific heritage in a series of guided tours and open days throughout the week.The week's events are aimed at people of all ages and most are completely free of charge.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge.
The Museum provides a home for many instruments which were used in the colleges and faculties of Cambridge University from the 16th century to the present.
outreach.caret.cam.ac.uk /Outreach/portal/activities.jsp?category=29   (1852 words)

 Plant Systematics
My interests are in plant diversity, reflected both in my position as Superintendent of the University Botanic Garden and research in plant systematics and conservation.
Research interests are in plant systematics and are presently focused on the family Labiatae and especially the genera Rosmarinus and Lavandula, the latter currently being monographed.
Major collections of both genera are held at the Botanic Garden, which also include many cultivars, grown to investigate the horticultural taxonomy of these economically important plants.
www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk /research/timupson.html   (262 words)

 Cambridgeshire National Parks, Botanical Gardens, Reserves & State Forests UK
A collection of over 10,000 plant species The Cambridge University Botanic Garden first opened to the public in 1846 and is located, less than a mile to the south of the City centre and only five minutes walk from the...
The oldest nature reserve in the country Wicken Fen Nature Reserve is the oldest nature reserve in the country, and is located in the heart of Cambridgeshire, ideally situated close to Anglesey Abbey and the areas...
Milton Country Park is a beautiful Country Park and a haven of peace and quiet, not far from the city of Cambridge.
www.totaltravel.co.uk /travel/east-anglia/cambridge/directory/gardens   (233 words)

 Cambridge University Botanic Garden 10th Apple Day this Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This Sunday the Botanic Garden will celebrate a decade of apple days with the biggest selection of English-grown apples ever offered.
Combined admission to the Garden and Apple Day is £5.00 for Adults (£4.50 concessions); £2.00 for children 5-17 and Friends of Cambridge University Botanic Garden; under 5’s free.
Local groups including the East of England Apple and Orchards Project, Cambridge Preservation Society and the Trumpington Orchard Project will be available to talk about their plans for resurrecting apple-growing in the region.
www.admin.cam.ac.uk /news/dp/2006102001   (434 words)

 Events and Attractions - The AA
There are unique floras of temperate oceanic islands, plants from high alpine habitats and arid lands, species that create the high dense canopy and dark forest floor of a rainforest, and peculiar tropical plants found in Peru, the Philippines, and Belize in Central America.
The centrepiece of the 568 acres of historic parkland and modern gardens is the Great Glasshouse, the largest single-span glasshouse in the world.
Set in popular gardens more plaza than park, the glass-domed Palm House of 1839-52 just pre-dates the one in Kew Gardens and is one of the earliest curved glass and iron structures in the world.
www.theaa.com /travel_editorial/days_out_botanic_gardens.html   (859 words)

 Garden News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mary trained at the Hertfordshire College of Agriculture, Studley Horticulture College and Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
She has lectured for more then 10 years at the University of Bath, Department of Horticulture; 12 years as Community Education Tutor for Gardening, North Somerset; a frequent panellist for local “Gardeners Question Time; HTV Garden Calendar presenter; and garden consultant.
She is also available to Hunstrete's guests for private garden tours and lectures.
www.hunstretehouse.co.uk /gardennews.htm   (160 words)

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