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Permaculture People interview the Garden’s Head of Education

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On Sunday 12 October the Garden’s Head of Education, Michael Holland, ran a workshop celebrating the spectacular world of seeds. During the day Michael was interviewed by Phil Moore from Permaculture People who has been travelling far and wide to

Rory McEwen and Jess Shepherd

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On Tuesday 11 November we were delighted to welcome BBC 4 and botanical artist Jess Shepherd into the Garden to film part of a documentary about the life of Rory McEwen. Rory McEwen lead a fascinating life as both a

Barrie Juniper ‘ The Tradescants’ Orchard’

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The Garden Museum are joined by plant scientist and author Barrie Juniper. He will be revealing the mystery behind a set of watercolors of orchard fruits which were found among the manuscripts of Elias Ashmole, whose collection formed the basis

Not About Heroes

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This Autumn Blackeyed Theatre Company tours Stephen MacDonald’s Not About Heroes. Marking the centenary of the beginning of The First World War, this major revival of MacDonald’s play about the extraordinary relationship between poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, performs at forty-five theatres across the

Maggie’s Culture Crawl

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On Friday 19 September the Garden was delighted to welcome many weary walkers who were 12 miles into their 15 mile walk – Maggie’s Culture Crawl. This event was raising money to support the fantastic work of Maggie’s, the charity which

Better Garden Photography – Gallery

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On Wednesday 24 September join Philip Smith, a photographer specialising in gardens and plants, for a photography workshop in the Garden. The photographs below were all taken at Chelsea Physic Garden,  so something to aspire to if you come along

The History of Teaching Natural History

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Friday and Saturday 10th & 11th October 2014 This two-day meeting at the Horniman Museum will present the history of different teaching practices and methods for the earth and life sciences, primarily focusing on schools and universities. It will have two

Trustee’s Garden Design Wins International Competition

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Arabella Lennox-Boyd, one of the Garden’s Trustees, has won an international competition to redesign the 22-acre garden and grounds at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham. Her masterplan for the Garden includes a formal parterre garden with shallow canals, rose

Animation Station – the result!

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On 27 August 2014 the Garden ran a Family Activity Day entitled Animation Station. Joining film-maker and BBC drama director Emma Sullivan the families taking part took inspiration from the Garden, and the plants and animals that live there, to

Inspired by the Garden – Royal School of Needlework

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‘Inspired by the Garden’: an exciting new exhibition of historical and contemporary embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework 8 September 2014 to 20 March 2015 The Royal School of Needlework will be exhibiting a display of embroideries with a