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News Test

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jun 23, 2017.

Titan's vital statistics

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 23, 2017.

Follow Titus our Titan Arum's daily growth.

Meet Titus!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 23, 2017.

Twitter poll names our flowering Titan Arum

Modelling coinfection to inform management of maize lethal necrosis in Kenya

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jun 21, 2017.

Titan webcam

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 20, 2017.

Return of the Titan

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 19, 2017.

Help us name our new Titan Arum before it flowers - take part in our twitter poll!

Beyond Arabidopsis – Pioneering microscopy techniques and Botanic Garden expertise reveal the inner workings of Saxifraga plants

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Jun 14, 2017.

New research reveals the science behind a silver lining – SLCU researchers and CU Botanic Garden staff combine forces to discover the how and why behind the Saxifraga’s silver-white crust.

Silver linings - new research reveals the science behind the Saxifrage's silver-white crust

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 12, 2017.

Cambridge University plant scientists and horticultural staff combine forces to discover the how and why behind the Saxifraga’s silver-white crust.

It takes two to tango

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on May 30, 2017.

Wheat roots respond to the presence of neighbours

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on May 25, 2017.

Summer internship opportunity

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 23, 2017.

We are looking for someone starting out on their career, with a passion for plant science communication and horticulture. The successful intern will help develop our landscaping and interpretation strategies for the Rising Path project on Systematics.

Sounds Green 2017 programme

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 22, 2017.

The Garden is delighted to host another year of exciting, open-air music from Cambridge Summer Music.

Widespread ecological changes in Antarctica

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on May 19, 2017.

SLCU gets ready for the Festival of Plants

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on May 16, 2017.

Can we improve crop photosynthesis to feed the world sustainably? A lecture by Prof Steve Long as well as tours, talks and activities mark SLCU's involvement in the upcoming Festival of Plants on 20 May.

Chafer traps in the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 11, 2017.

April blogpost: off to work we mow...

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 08, 2017.

Trainee Will Greenfield blogs about working on the Garden's Systematic Beds

March blogpost: working on the Experimental Section

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 31, 2017.

Trainee Graham Hale blogs about his month spent working on the Garden's Experimental Section...

Garden Lake: update and reflections

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 30, 2017.

After several months of frantic (and muddy) activity, the Lake dredge is now complete. The Lake is now full of water (not silt) and back in business!

Risk-based management of plant disease

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Mar 28, 2017.

Bromeliad evolution: from adversity to diversity

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Mar 28, 2017.

Forests feed lake life

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Mar 23, 2017.

Tell us your thoughts about our website!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 20, 2017.

We are busy designing a new website and want to make sure it meets all our visitors' needs.

How to become a giant cell? Fluctuations in a key regulator guide cell size in flower organs.

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Mar 06, 2017.

A key regulator has been discovered to determine cell size in flowers through random fluctuations. Counterintuitively, this randomness can lead to patterns. This finding helps us to understand how biological patterns are initiated, how shape and size are determined during growth, and may lead to important discoveries improving crop yields.

Synthetic Botany

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Mar 02, 2017.

February blogpost: behind-the-scenes of Orchids 2017

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 28, 2017.

The Garden is closed due to storm Doris Thursday 23 February 2017

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 23, 2017.

We have had to delay opening due to Storm Doris, and will now remain closed for the rest of the day.

Unlocking crop diversity by manipulating plant sex

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Feb 22, 2017.

Orchids 2017: Another India, opens at the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 09, 2017.

Step out of the cold into the welcoming warmth of the Garden’s Glasshouses as they are transformed into a technicoloured tapestry of vibrant displays to celebrate the plants and culture of South Asia.

How to care for orchids

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 08, 2017.

Alex Summers, our Glasshouse Supervisor provides an insight into looking after these enigmatic, exotic delights.

January blogpost: landscape, lawns, machines and overalls!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 31, 2017.

MarpoDB: An open registry for Marchantia polymorpha genetic parts

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jan 26, 2017.

Ottoline Leyser honoured with the 2017 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Jan 09, 2017.

EMBO and FEBS announce SLCU Director Professor Ottoline Leyser as the recipient of the tenth FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

Professor Ottoline Leyser awarded a DBE

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Dec 30, 2016.

December blogpost: working on the Alpine and Woodland section

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 22, 2016.

This month, trainee Robert Bradshaw blogs about the delicate details of plant growth and his observations while working on the Alpine and Woodland section, alongside Paul Aston, Section Supervisor and his Assistant Simon Wallis.

‘Glue’ that makes plant cell walls strong could hold the key to wooden skyscrapers

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 21, 2016.

Plants from the Botanic Garden assist new research which may hold the key to building wooden skyscrapers.

What regulates liverwort thallus shape?

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Dec 09, 2016.

The Systematic Beds: keeping heritage, science and horticulture in balance

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 09, 2016.

Work has begun this autumn to renovate the plantings on our unique Systematic Beds, part of the Understanding Plant Diversity project supported by The Monument Trust.

Trainee blogpost: November Planning and Propagation

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 30, 2016.

Artificial symmetry-breaking for morphogenetic engineering of bacterial colonies

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Nov 25, 2016.

Soil organic matter to the rescue?

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Nov 23, 2016.

Garden closure over Christmas

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 22, 2016.

Trait evolution underlies biodiversity patterns

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Nov 07, 2016.

Alex in Vietnam - blogpost

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 03, 2016.

A series of blogs from northern Vietnam, following a collaborative three week expedition between four UK botanic gardens (RBGE, Kew, Glasgow and Cambridge University) and the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), Hanoi.

Trainee blogpost: October Autumn Glory

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 31, 2016.

This month, it’s all about autumn colour. Trainee Will Greenfield, blogs about his busy month working on the Trees and Shrubs section alongside Mark Crouch, Section Supervisor and Deputy Head of Horticulture, and his Assistant Ian Barker

Blogpost 4 from Vietnam - Nhiu Co San – ‘the mountain in the cloud’

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 31, 2016.

25th – 28th October

Evening at the museum

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Oct 28, 2016.

Plant ‘thermometer’ discovered that triggers springtime budding by measuring night-time heat

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Oct 27, 2016.

A photoreceptor molecule in plant cells has been found to moonlight as a thermometer after dark – allowing plants to read seasonal temperature changes. Scientists say the discovery could help breed crops that are more resilient to the temperatures expected to result from climate change.

Blogpost 3 from Vietnam - to the heights of Fansipan

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 24, 2016.

20th – 23rd Oct 2016

Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Oct 21, 2016.

Evidence that the C4 pathway is built on existing gene networks in C3 plants

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Oct 20, 2016.

Vietnam blogpost 2: Heading north from Hanoi

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 20, 2016.

18 & 19 October 2016

Blogpost 1 from Vietnam

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 17, 2016.

Monday 17 October 2016 Chao Ban!

Julian Hibberd has published an In Retrospect article in Nature

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Oct 13, 2016.

Dr Charles Melnyk awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Sep 30, 2016.

Sylvia’s Library opens in the Garden Café.

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 29, 2016.

The Garden has a new library to share with its visitors. Sylvia’s Library, located in the Garden Café, has been created in celebration of the life of Sylvia Norton, one of the Garden’s longest serving volunteers, who passed away in December 2015.

Meet the trainees

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 29, 2016.

September at the Garden means a new intake of horticultural trainees. Here we meet them and find out more about where they're from and their hopes for the future.

Telling the time: what makes the plant clock tick?

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Aug 22, 2016.

A section of our new Understanding Plants area demonstrates how plants tell the time and why...

Botanic Garden abuzz as latest research is revealed

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Aug 15, 2016.

The Botanic Garden is abuzz, as latest research taking place in the experimental glasshouses has revealed that the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) attracts bumblebees to infected plants by changing their scent.

Mobile sRNAs regulate methylation through distinct pathways

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Aug 12, 2016.

Virus attracts bumblebees to infected plants by changing scent

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Aug 12, 2016.

UK scientists speak about Brexit pain

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jul 26, 2016.

Sex and disease - recombination hotspots in plant immunity genes

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jul 19, 2016.

New research is inspiring the design of new biomaterials

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Jul 08, 2016.

Understanding Plants: how they tell the time and how they decide to branch

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 06, 2016.

Alison Murray, Interpretation Associate in our Education Department writes about the new Understanding Plants area in the Garden

Detective work uncovers dirty tricks at Wiley

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jul 01, 2016.

Taster practical lab day in Plant Sciences

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jul 01, 2016.

New Head of Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 24, 2016.

Dan Jenkins has been appointed Head of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme (GPSEP), based at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Biophotovoltaic Shelter’s Award winner shares award with Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 22, 2016.

Dr Paolo Bombelli, has been announced as one of the winners of the Inaugural Impact and Public Engagement with Research Awards for his Biophotovoltaic Shelter.

Airborne Laser Scanning finds the tallest tree yet discovered in the Tropics

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Jun 13, 2016.

Merry Month of May as Garden records busiest May ever

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 05, 2016.

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden has recorded its busiest-ever May, with 32,835 visitors enjoying the Garden, despite the mixed weather.

Sounds Green 2016 programme announced

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 26, 2016.

The Cambridge Summer Music Festival brings four new acts to the Botanic Garden each Wednesday in July

Botanic Garden’s Ferns on show at Chelsea

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 23, 2016.

A ‘select few’ ferns from the Garden’s collection have been carefully wrapped and dispatched to London, ready for showtime at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Mast seeding is sensitive to climate change

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on May 12, 2016.

Festival of Plants, Saturday 14 May

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on May 09, 2016.

The plant that wanted to be an animal

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on May 06, 2016.

Modelling offers hope for future invaders

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on May 03, 2016.

Complex vitamin cycling between marine phytoplankton

From Department of Plant Sciences. Published on Apr 01, 2016.

Scientific Discovery Trail-limited returns available

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Mar 17, 2016.

Due to last minute cancellations, a few places are now available for our Scientific Discovery Trail on 17 March. Booking essential.

Our species of tulips are in flower

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 16, 2016.

Sally Petitt, Head of Horticulture writes about the Garden's National Collection of species tulips.

Join us for our 'Science on Sundays' talks

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 15, 2016.

Our seasonal series of talks aims to bring the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.

Disabled Access Day 2016

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 10, 2016.

Saturday March 12, 10-5pm

Going back to Botanic Roots

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 09, 2016.

The University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden raises rare and endangered plants as exhibits in the opening Conflicted Seeds + Spirit art exhibition taking place at the University’s new iconic David Attenborough Building.

Calling kids to come and be plant hunters at the Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 09, 2016.

The Garden has launched an exciting new plant hunter trail for children.

The Orchid Hunters feature in Cambridge Magazine

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 04, 2016.

Cambridge Magazine's feature writer Lisa Millard visits the Garden's Orchid Festival to find out about the history of the orchid and discover about the Garden's work to conserve the rare fen orchid.

Cambridge Science Festival Spotlight on Beverley Glover

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 03, 2016.

Cambridge's ever-popular Science Festival – an annual extravaganza of more than 300 events debates, demonstrations, performances and talks over two weeks begins on 7 March.

Alexander Jones awarded the Tansley Medal

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Feb 25, 2016.

Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 25, 2016.

The Botanic Garden’s Director, Professor Beverley Glover’s latest research shows that flowers’ iridescent petals, which may look plain to human eyes, are perfectly tailored to a bee’s-eye-view.

Chocolate unwrapped

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 22, 2016.

The Garden's Glasshouse Supervisor Alex Summers explains where the chocolate from our Easter eggs comes from.

‘Marry Me Monday’

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 10, 2016.

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is offering free admission on Monday 29th February in honour of Leap day this year.

Smell the coffee (plants)

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 03, 2016.

Nature's calendar: the Naked Scientists investigate how plants tell the time....

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 17, 2016.

The Orchid Hunters opens 13 February in the Glasshouse Range

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 08, 2016.

This year, the orchid displays in the Glasshouse Range will focus on the Victorian plant hunters, the perils encountered, the prize orchids bagged, and their lasting legacy in law. Orchid Hunters runs from Saturday 13 February – Sunday 13 March 2016.

Thermal imaging timelapse shows how 'Tiny' heats up to stink out the Glasshouse Range

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 20, 2015.

Investigating iridescence: BBC4's Colour series comes to the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 17, 2015.

BBC4's current series on Colour, presented by Dr Helen Czerski, came to the Garden to talk to Professor Beverley Glover about how and why some plants produce iridescent flowers

The Garden will not open at 10am today due to the high winds

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 15, 2015.

We have been recording gusts of over 50mph this morning, triggering closure of the Garden

New IntoBiology website launched to encourage 14-21yr olds into plant science

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 14, 2015.

See plant science as never before with a new IntoBiology film promoting the world-changing role plant scientists can play.

Changing the world one seed at a time: #nextgreatidea film explains all...

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 09, 2015.

A flower seed mix designed with added science from Garden Director, Beverley Glover, is one of six world changing ideas featured in a new 90 second film launched today by Cambridge Enterprise.

Cells cling and spiral ‘like vines’ in first 3D tissue scaffold for plants

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Aug 27, 2015.

Buzzing news

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Aug 07, 2015.

The Garden's Director, Professor Beverley Glover, has been in the media talking flowers for bees

Around the World

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 22, 2015.

Forget the long airport queues and boring flights, you can see plants from all around the world in just one day at the BG.

Summer Outreach at SLCU

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Jul 20, 2015.

Titan Arum opens!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 18, 2015.

The titan arum has opened, revealing its crimson interior to the delight of visitors.

Plans are in place, but it feels like a titanic wait....

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 15, 2015.

The guessing game goes on at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, as staff continue their twice daily inspection of the titan arum for clues as to when it might finally come into flower.

A rare stink is coming...

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 10, 2015.

Our titan arum, Amorphophallus titanum, is preparing to flower.

Solving the genetic origin of beetroot pigmentation

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 02, 2015.

All land plants are pigmented by flavonoids and their anthocyanin derivatives, with one exception. In the order Caryophyllales, which contains the colourful beetroot, anthocyanins have been replaced with a pigment type called betalains.

Festival of Plants 2015

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on May 20, 2015.

SLCU receives Athena Swan Bronze Award

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Apr 23, 2015.

New Curator of CUBG named

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 22, 2015.

Dr Samuel Brockington has been named as the new Curator of Cambridge University Botanic Garden and will take up the post in May.

Pop up Plant Science and Feeding the World without Costing the Earth

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Apr 21, 2015.

SLCU to offer a range of activities as part of the Festival of Plants on Saturday 16 May

Professor Ottoline Leyser awarded Genetics Society Medal

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Apr 20, 2015.

Join in the Great Plant Pattern Hunt

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 13, 2015.

The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Land Sharing or Land Sparing?

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Apr 10, 2015.

SLCU will host a panel discussion on evidence-based approaches to sustainability in agriculture.

March Outreach at SLCU

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Apr 02, 2015.

Find the magic, find the Lindt Gold Bunny at the Botanic Garden this Easter holiday.

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 16, 2015.

Hop down to the Botanic Garden in Cambridge this spring to join in the hunt for the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny and discover the magic of Easter.

Trapping the light fantastic: the P2P launches today

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 10, 2015.

A low-impact hub hosted at the Botanic Garden, the P2P generates electrical current from pure plant power.

Celebrating record visitor numbers at attractions in and around Cambridge

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 04, 2015.

Great Days Out In & Around Cambridge (GDO) is a consortium of visitor attractions including the Botanic Garden and other historic gardens, stately homes, museums, nature and wildlife reserves and other local destinations within an hour of Cambridge.

Garden's Director joins the Board of Trustees at RBG Edinburgh

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 25, 2015.

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment in Scotland has announced the appointment of the Director of the Cambridge University Botnic Garden, Professor Beverley Glover, as a Trustee of the Board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Withstanding the cold: snowdrops

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 11, 2015.

Snowdrops are springing up all over the Garden: find out how they survive the winter

March 17 Science Festival Talk: Illuminating Life at the Single Cell Level

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Feb 09, 2015.

Ticketing is now open for Dr James Locke’s talk for the Cambridge Science Festival

New outreach materials available online!

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Dec 01, 2014.

SLCU is making some of its outreach materials available online after requests from teachers at the Big Biology Day

Share your love of the Garden this Christmas

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 25, 2014.

We have some novel ideas for Christmas presents this year!

Garden closure over Christmas

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 24, 2014.

Please note that the Garden is closed for the Christmas holidays from 4pm on Tuesday 23 December 2014 and will re-open at 10am on Friday 2 January 2015.

Student competition winners join us for an afternoon of plant science

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 24, 2014.

Oxygen tanks powered by photosynthesis, cacti that pump pure water out of the desert, and flowers that kill malaria-carrying parasites - just a few of the inventions that pupils submitted to the first PlantPowerED Student Challenge.

Giants of the Garden: go googly eyed as you make a wand on our new tree trail

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 22, 2014.

In this Botanic Garden live six magical giant trees that hold the secret of wand making and each of these trees has something special to tell you...

Silly songs of six trees and a waterlily

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 22, 2014.

Performance artist, John Hinton, will be pictching his tent at the Garden today where he'll be singing songs of six trees and a waterlily!

Tweet up to tell the story of the Garden for Curating Cambridge

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 15, 2014.

As part of Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff, a five week festival beginning on 20 October, we are inviting everyone to indulge in some coffee cup curation and help us co-author what the Garden means to its visitors today.

Snail mail for Radio 4

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 08, 2014.

Helen Scales slows down to track snails at the Botanic Garden for Inside Science, to be broadcast at 4.30pm on Radio 4 this Thursday 9 October, 2014

EMBO Conference on Interdisciplinary Plant Development

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Sep 25, 2014.

Gardening supports: a Perennial partnership for horticultural training

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 10, 2014.

This September's intake to the Certificate in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship has seen an extra trainee join the scheme, boosting the student number to seven thanks to a new funding partnership with Perennial.

‘This workshop really opened my eyes to the opportunities in plant sciences!’

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Aug 15, 2014.

Ottoline Leyser elected to the Leopoldina, Germany's National Academy of Sciences

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Aug 15, 2014.

Two New Professors at the Sainsbury Laboratory

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Aug 01, 2014.

Top UK Biology Teacher spends the day at SLCU

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Jul 29, 2014.

Quantitative Approaches to Development, 22-23 July

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on Jul 18, 2014.

Taking care of collections: new Curator sought

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 17, 2014.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to recruit for the position of University Lecturer/Curator for the Botanic Garden

Petal Power at the Big Weekend this Saturday

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 01, 2014.

The team are on tour for Le Tour this Saturday, taking the first Saturday family fun activity to Parker's Piece for the Big Weekend.

Write into December

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 01, 2014.

We are delighted that Kate Swindlehurst has extended her writer-in-residence work at the Botanic Garden until the end of the year.

Special notice: the Botanic Garden will be closed on Monday 7 July 2014

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 11, 2014.

With the Tour de France cycling into town, the University of Cambridge has declared Monday 7 July as a non-working day in order that all employees have the opportunity to enjoy the race with friends and family.

Sounds Green picnic proms this July

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 11, 2014.

The Garden will be staying open late on July Wednesdays for visitors to discover the magic of the early evening glasshouses and gardens, with music from the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.

Annual Report 2012-2013

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 03, 2014.

We have just published our annual review of the Garden's activities.

June evening wanders

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 02, 2014.

Every Wednesday in June, the Garden will stay open late until 8pm to make the most of the light evenings.

Discoveries: art, science and exploration

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 02, 2014.

An edited selection from Discoveries, a major exhibition that brought together 8 collections from the University of Cambridge for a London showing, is coming home to Cambridge for a spell at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Spring outreach at SLCU

From The Sainsbury Laboratory. Published on May 30, 2014.

Researchers at SLCU have had a busy spring participating in several public engagement events aimed at future plant scientists and the general public.

Summer half-term - what's on for families

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 24, 2014.

There's lots to see and do this half-term!

Festival of Plants lectures on food security and zero hunger at the Sainsbury Laboratory

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 10, 2014.

The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University is hosting two public lectures in its beautiful auditorium as part of Festival of Plants - your chance to join the debate on genetic modification and food security.

From Rainforest to Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 07, 2014.

Writhlington School pupils win first prize in the Finals of the National Science Competition at the NEC.

Thoughts from the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 10, 2014.

Writer-in-resident Kate Swindlehurst will be in conversation with the Garden's Juilet Day at Words in Walden, this Sunday 16 March

Station Road developments

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 04, 2014.

On Monday 10 March, we begin work on installing new railings and gates at the Station Road entrance, requiring its temporary closure.

Award to clean up Captain Fryatt

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 24, 2014.

The Garden has received an award from the Brother UK bursary scheme, set up by Plant Heritage to support National Collection holders in their conservation work.

February Orchid Festival

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 21, 2014.

From 3 - 28 February, the Glasshouse Range will be packed with stunning orchids in a celebration of their exotic beauty, deceptive lures and amazing adaptations

Understanding Flowers and Flowering

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 15, 2014.

Director of the Garden, Professor Beverley Glover, has fully revised her graduate level textbook on all aspects of flowering biology for this OUP Second Edition.

Curator, Dr Tim Upson, to head up horticulture at the RHS

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 07, 2014.

Dr Tim Upson, Curator at the Garden for 17 years, will be leaving this March to joining the Royal Horticultural Society as their Director of Horticulture.

Voicing the Garden goes live at the Picturehouse premieres

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 16, 2013.

The Botanic Garden’s year-long oral history project, Voicing the Garden, celebrated the launch of the project website with a special screening of archive and new films at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

The Garden has now re-opened!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 05, 2013.

Last chance Victoria; long live Victoria

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 05, 2013.

Winter break for the new Tropical Wetlands House, last chance to see this year's giant lily this weekend

Gift admission tickets

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 04, 2013.

Autumn tree work

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 04, 2013.

The Trees and Shrubs team are managing a major programme of tree work this autumn to ensure the quality and longevity of our magnificent tree collection

Visitor Surveys

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 30, 2013.

University of Cambridge Museums visitor research initiative

Hooked on Plants

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 06, 2013.

Creative crochet puts a new perspective on the collections in a Glasshouse Range installation for Festival of Ideas.

The Glasshouse Range will be closed on Wednesday 23 October

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 29, 2013.

The Glasshouse Range will be closed to the public on Wednesday 23 October 2013 (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW NEW DATE DUE TO TOTAL DIARY MALFUNCTION) so that we can undertake a full clean-up spray as part of our integrated pest management programme.

Could you help tell the story of the Garden?

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 23, 2013.

Botanic Garden staff are calling for help with a heritage project, urging visitors to rifle through cupboards and shoeboxes for any archive home movies of visits to the Garden that could throw new light on its history.

My Museum Favourite: what did the Garden staff pick?

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 17, 2013.

Staff across the University's museums collections have been asked to pick their favourite object, picture or plant for a new trail celebrating Open Cambridge, which runs until the end of the month.

First year meadow colour

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 13, 2013.

The new perennial meadow occupying the semi-circle to the east of Cory Lodge is already providing some fantastic late summer colour, even its first year of sowing.

Ravishing Rubber from the Naked Scientists

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 13, 2013.

Their budget patently did not extend to location filming of a rubber plantation, so for their new YouTube film, the Naked Scientists instead paid a visit to the Garden's tropical collections to talk to Glasshouse Supervisor, Alex Summers.

Annual Report 2011-2012 now available

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 15, 2013.

The Botanic Garden has published its latest Annual Report for the period 1 October 2011 - 30 September 2012

The waterlily honeytrap

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 09, 2013.

The giant Santa Cruz waterlily is coming into flower, bringing a tale of subterfuge, sex change and entrapment

The finale: an invitation to cross the threshold

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 08, 2013.

As we celebrate the Thresholds poets-in-residence project at a finale party at the Fitzwilliam Museum tonight, Dr Judy Fox reflects on the processes and revelations of Ann Gray's residency at the Botanic Garden.

Free spring into summer tours every Sunday

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 02, 2013.

Join a free afternoon taster tour on Sundays at 3pm

The Winter Garden opens the new series of BBC Gardeners' World this Friday

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 07, 2013.

Presenter Rachel de Thame discovers the in-form plants of the Winter Garden in the company of Curator, Dr Tim Upson.

Learn to garden at the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 18, 2013.

Coming up this spring are some brilliant beginner courses with our horticultural experts.

A modern meadow mix for Cory Lodge

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 08, 2013.

James Hitchmough, celebrated for his annual meadows for the London 2012 Olympic Park, has designed our newly-sown, drought-tolerant perennial meadow.

Dr Beverley Glover: new Director of the Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 09, 2013.

Dr Beverley Glover has been named as the new Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Dr Glover will take up the post, and the associated Professorship of Plant Systematics and Evolution to which she has been elected, in July 2013.

Wettest year since records began, but the visitors were undeterred.

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 04, 2013.

All we got for Christmas was... 800mm (and more) annual rainfall!

Voicing the Garden: the Garden celebrates an All Our Stories award from the HLF

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 27, 2012.

The Garden is celebrating a £9,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to unearth the stories of the people behind the plants.

What's On 2013: booking now open

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 19, 2012.

Our new and truly exciting brochure of courses and talks taking place in 2013 is now available at the ticket offices and to browse on-line via the link left.

Sainsbury Laboratory wins 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 15, 2012.

The Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, an independent plant science research institute situated at the heart of the Botanic Garden, confounds the predictions of culture pundits to win the Stirling Prize, the highest accolade in UK architecture.

Nonsense Botany on National Poetry Day

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 04, 2012.

We look back at a great creative summer project inspired by Edward Lear's nonsense plants, when a group of young carers from Centre 33 came to write poetry and get creative

The Man Yang Tree: a new common name for Emmenopterys?

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 02, 2012.

Peter, aged 12, great great nephew of plant hunter Augustine Henry, comes up with common name for tongue-twister tree

On your marks, get set, it's Summer at the Museums!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 24, 2012.

Museums and collections across Cambridge are bringing adventure and creativity to the holidays!

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University is shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 24, 2012.

Deisgned by Stanton Williams, this plant science research laboratory is situated at the heart of the Botanic Garden.

Running wild: the grass maze re-opens

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 13, 2012.

Just in time for the summer holidays, the demonstration and display team have got the re-planted grass maze sufficiently established to re-open the Garden's most popular 'letting off steam' feature!

Meadow flowers come into bloom

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 10, 2012.

This year we have been experimenting with different meadow mixes, with spectacular results.

Gnawa Yinga open the Sounds Green concerts

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 03, 2012.

The sacred songs and rhythms of Morocco and Burkina Faso will be bringing some musical sunshine to the Botanic Garden at the first Sounds Green cushion concert tomorrow, Wednesday 4 July 2012.

Sounds Green at the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 28, 2012.

The Cambridge Summer Music Festival brings some sizzling summer music to the Botanic Garden’s evening openings this July. Line up announced....

Queen congratulates local team at the Chelsea Flower Show

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 22, 2012.

A Cambridge collaboration including staff from the Garden has won a prestigious Silver Gilt Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show for an educational display for The Royal College of Pathologists.

Urban greening: not to be sneezed at

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 16, 2012.

A collaboration including leading local plant nursery, Scotsdales, and the Botanic Garden will put the spotlight on pollen at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year in a display created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Royal College of Pathologists.

Moving the Millstone

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 25, 2012.

A tribute to Botanic Garden staff rolls around the Garden!

Training the trainers

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 22, 2012.

Twenty people who shape the way that plant science is taught in the classroom joined Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) for two days recently in the impressive surroundings of the Sainsbury Laboratory and the Botanic Garden.

Iridescence in plants: a shining example of research

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 23, 2012.

Winner of a L'Oreal/UNESCO 'Women in Science' Award, Dr Heather Whitney reflects on the research inspired by a Hibiscus on the Systematic Beds.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden celebrates milestone in visitor numbers

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 07, 2011.

In the last decade, annual visitor numbers to the Eastern region’s only botanic garden have more than doubled, and in November passed 200,000 for the first time in the Garden’s 165 year history.

Friends' Membership: the perfect Christmas present for a garden-lover

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Dec 05, 2011.

Emma Daintrey, Outreach Administrator, will be pleased to receive applications for gift memberships up until 4 December.

Bioblitz 2011 Species List published

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 14, 2011.

In collaboration with the University Museum of Zoology and conservation partners, the Botanic Garden underwent a Bioblitz earlier this year, during which experts and the visiting public joined forces to log the wildlife discovered in a 24 hour period.

Sainsbury Laboratory judged 'Best Learning Building'.

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 06, 2011.

Architects of the Sainsbury Laboratory, Stanton Williams, enjoy success at the World Architecture Festival Awards 2011.

Rubens comes top in the half-term apple tasting

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 01, 2011.

This year’s apple selection mixed some old favourites with brand new varieties.

Christmas at the Garden Cafe

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 26, 2011.

Delectable treats and festive favourites dress up the menu for Christmas.

Fish out of water! The Glasshouse Team clean out the Tropical Rainforests pool

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 24, 2011.

One of the muckiest and stinkiest jobs on the autumn maintenance rota is cleaning out the Tropical Rainforests display.

The Magic Brick Tree Book launch

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 19, 2011.

Hot off the press from Cambridge University Press, join us to celebrate the launch of a captivating new children’s book.

Botanic Garden at the Festival of Ideas

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 28, 2011.

The Botanic Garden shares skills and projects at the University's Festival of Ideas this October

Gardening Club cast their vote for best young people's science book

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 27, 2011.

Young people from Gardening Club at CUBG will help choose the winner of this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for science writing.

Looking behind the lime leaf logo

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 26, 2011.

Trainee volunteer Garden Guide, Peggy Martin, uncovers layers of meaning to the Garden's logo

Special notice: the Garden is closed

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 12, 2011.

Following a second assessment at 2pm this afternoon, Monday 12 September, the Garden will remain closed to the visiting public for the rest of the day.

Thirsty Garden Café customers support water projects in Africa.

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Aug 27, 2011.

As World Water Week comes to a close, thirsty customers at the Botanic Garden Café have been drinking their way to delivering water projects in Africa.

Sutton Trust Summer School Visit

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Aug 23, 2011.

'Plants are smarter than humans' and 'masters of biochemistry' – that was the conclusion from the 30 teenagers who visited the Sainsbury Lab and the Botanic Garden last week, for a morning of science challenges.

Cory Lawn landscape opens

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 05, 2011.

New planting scheme by Bradley-Hole Schoenaich Landscape Architects seeks to unite the heritage and the contemporary.

Bioblitz the Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 28, 2011.

In collaboration with conservation partners across Cambridge, the University Museum of Zoology and the Botanic Garden are joining forces to run a 24 hour-marathon Bioblitz beginning at 5pm on Friday 22 July 2011.

SAPS signs up 1000th Associate

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 21, 2011.

Plant science is key to many of the challenges facing our planet over the next 50 years, and enthusiastic biology teachers play a crucial role in developing the new generation of scientists to tackle these issues.

Driest spring for 100 years

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jun 02, 2011.

Despite the May Bank Holiday washout, Cambridge has experienced one of the driest springs for over 100 years.

New green and yellow member of the team!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 23, 2011.

The Botanic Garden has just taken delivery of a brand new tractor, a John Deere 3520.

Don't eat the plants!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on May 23, 2011.

Are plants really as defenceless as they first appear?

The Queen opens the Sainsbury Laboratory

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 27, 2011.

Sunny skies and crowds of well-wishers greet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to the Botanic Garden today

The Queen to visit Botanic Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 26, 2011.

Her Majesty The Queen will formally open the Sainsbury Laboratory at the Botanic Garden tomorrow, Wednesday 27 April

SAPS launches new website

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Apr 12, 2011.

New on-line plant science teaching resource and support.

Schools' Garden celebrated at London awards

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Mar 22, 2011.

Our working fruit and veg plot for schools is accredited!

The Garden Cafe has now re-opened

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Feb 09, 2011.

Come and discover our beautiful new Cafe and delicious, refreshed menu

Glimpses of the Garden

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jan 11, 2011.

A new exhibition of stunning plant portraits by Jacqueline Garget opens at PandIS

It's official: we're a Winter Wonderland

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 22, 2010.

The Botanic Garden is a top-ten winter wonderland, as selected by Stephen Anderton, garden writer for The Times

Sunset tops the half-term taste test

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Nov 02, 2010.

Over 500 children came to the Garden's mini apple days during half-term to taste five different kinds of apples, kindly donated by Cam Valley Orchards.

Environments changing

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 19, 2010.

From the Fenlands to the Himalayas

Roll up! Roll up!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 15, 2010.

For the Grasshopper's Green Herbarian Band

A contemporary landscape for Cory Lawn

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 06, 2010.

Work has now started on the re-landscaping of Cory Lawn at the heart of the Botanic Garden to create a contemporary landscape that both befits the Grade II* heritage landscape and complements the new Sainsbury Laboratory.

Hedging our bets

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Oct 04, 2010.

Box blight prompts Fountain planting overhaul

The Garden celebrates age!

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Sep 27, 2010.

It’s not always the younger visitors who get all the fun at the Botanic Garden! This October, as part of Cambridgeshire Celebrates Age, the Botanic Garden is running two events especially for everyone over the age of 60.

What's in a name?

From Cambridge University Botanic Garden News. Published on Jul 27, 2010.

The new RHS President, Elizabeth Banks, set off a media storm last week as she accused the BBC of dumbing down in its flagship television programme, Gardener's World, hosted by former Woodland Supervisor and trainee here, Toby Buckland.

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