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Festival of Plants

Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds its annual Festival of Plants each year in May offering something for everyone to enjoy: from families to photographers, gardeners to budding plant scientists or anyone looking for an interesting day out in beautiful surroundings. This is a day dedicated to bringing plant into focus.

This year Professor Stephen Long gave a public talk on improving photosynthesis for food security. Long began his talk by highlighting the key challenge ahead for sustainable agriculture.  Read more here.

Festival of Plants 2015.  Professor Andrew Balmford, Department of Zoology gave a talk on Feeding the world without costing the earth.