Teenage adventures in orchid conservation
Press release issued: 6 October 2010
The Director of the Writhlington School Orchid Project will give the 2010 Annals of Botany Lecture organised by the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden tomorrow, Thursday 7 October.
Simon Pugh-Jones will explain in his talk, Teenage adventures in orchid conservation, the origin and development of the school's new glasshouses together with their overseas projects. He will also illustrate the history and travel the school has made to many orchid-rich parts of the world to conserve orchids whilst delivering the national curriculum.
The school's greenhouses contain one of the UK's leading orchid collections and a micro propagation laboratory where students, who are involved in the project, raise thousands of orchid species from seeds each year.
Tickets priced at friends £5, non-members £7.50, include wine and soft drinks. Please send an SAE and cheque payable to 'University of Bristol' in an envelope marked 'Annals of Botany Lecture' to the Botanic Garden, Hollybush Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JB.
Further information is available from the Botanic Garden, tel 0117 331 4906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2010 Annals of Botany Lecture Teenage adventures in orchid conservation organised by the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden will take place on Thursday 7 October at 7 pm in the University of Bristol's Department of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, Bristol.
Students from the project will be on hand to answer questions and plants will be available to purchase.
Further informationThe University of Bristol Botanic Garden at The Holmes is open to the public during October on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10 am to 4.30 pm. From November 2010 to March 2011 the Garden will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am until 4 pm, or dusk if earlier. Admission to the Garden is £3.50 adults; £1 children aged 5-16; (children under-5 free); £8 family ticket. Entrance to the Garden is free to members of the Friends of the Botanic Garden Association and University of Bristol staff and students. Disabled access and toilet facilities available.
Directions to The Holmes
From the city centre go to the top of Whiteladies Road, at the junction and traffic lights go straight ahead across Durdham Down towards Stoke Bishop. At the traffic lights go straight ahead and take the first turning on the right into Stoke Park Road, The Holmes is 150 m on the right.
Members of the public wishing to support the work of the Botanic Garden should join the Friends of the Garden. For more information go to www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/BotanicGardens/friends/who.htm or write to Susan Redfern, The Membership Secretary, 24 Dublin Crescent, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4NA.