Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden has just released its exciting programme of events for 2020, and there’s plenty to look forward to over the next couple of months. For those of you who are new to the garden, there will be regular tours on offer with one of the garden’s expert guides. The tours are available on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm in March and April, and every Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm throughout the summer months. During the school holidays, you can meet the garden’s vegetable growing experts and learn more about how to cultivate your own vegetable garden. Catch them from 2pm until 3.30pm every Tuesday afternoon.
Launching on 15 March, Science on Sundays is a programme of informal, monthly drop-in plant science talks, which feature some of the latest university plant science research. They will run twice a day – at 11am and 2pm – on the third Sunday of each month until 16 August. You can also catch the garden’s new Spotlight on Science sessions on the same days, where science students from the university will be on hand to explain more about the scientific side of the Botanic Garden.
On Sunday 15 and Sunday 22 March, science pop-up Trees Under Threat is running from 10am to 3pm. Visitors will be able to interact with researchers and take part in a tree ID trail around the Botanic Garden, discovering which species are threatened and learning about what they can do to help.
The Easter holidays have several events on offer, with the garden bursting into colourful bloom. Follow the Easter trail around the garden – from 28 March to 19 April – and find a tasty treat waiting for you at the end. On Friday 24 April there is a series of workshops as part of Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Earth Optimism event, where you can pick up some hints and tips on how to record wildlife in your own garden.
All of the events are included in the general admission price.