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Botany Day Course - Botanical Skills for Gardeners

Royal Horticultural Society Partner Nursery Event. Rescheduled to Saturday 5th September 2020. 10am to 4pm.


Based at Hall Farm Nursery and led by professional botanist Mark Duffell. This day course is suitable for anyone interested in botany and keen to learn how to identify flower parts and how they relate to individual plant families. Expect a fun day looking closely at the intricate and often amazingly beautiful structure of plants. Expect tales of botanical subterfuge, tactics employed by plants to ensure pollination and prevent robbery, reasons for scientific names apparently changing on a whim, and much more.

The course tutor is Mark Duffell, who runs his own business, Arvensis Ecology. He has had a lifetime interest in plants both in the garden and in their native habitat. He gained the RHS Diploma in Horticulture and went on to become 'Young Horticulturist of the Year' in 2001. More recently Mark completed an MSc in Biological Recording and Species Identification. He now teaches botanical identification for a variety of organisations including Wildlife Trusts and local recording groups.

Cost £60.00. RHS members £48.00. Please bring a picnic lunch, drinks will be provided. To book please email info@hallfarmnursery.co.uk or telephone 01691 682135 during office hours.

Please wear layers as the course will be indoors and outdoors.

45. Mark Looking At Aquatic Plant

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