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Introduction to flowering plant families and how to identify them - 10/06/2022

£145.00

Description

Identification of an unfamiliar plant is easier if you know the family to which it belongs. This is a skill that may be learned in the UK and then applied to the flora of any country, anywhere in the world.

These training days would be presented by Dr Paul Smith, a BSc and PhD qualified botanist of 40 years’ post graduate experience, including work for Local Authorities, Natural England, Multi-national consultancies, and the Wildlife Trusts. He is a Senior Associate Teacher with the University of Bristol. A list of Paul’s publications is available here: www.botanicalinvestigations.co.uk. His book on indicator plants is available from the Natural History Book Service. Paul received the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Hero award in 2018 for work relating to habitat restoration. His latest paper is available to read online here: http://rdcu.be/C9RD

The morning theory session will be spent looking at some flowering plant families and their identification. This will include important characteristics, how to study and store specimens, use of hand lenses, sources of information, how to use an identification key, examination of live specimens, use of a field guide.

The afternoon field session will involve looking at flowering plants in situ in the botanic garden and learning to identify their families from field characters.

Date: 10/06/2022
Time: 10am – 4:30pm.

Location:
Linnaeus Study Room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,Stoke Park Road,Stoke Bishop,Bristol,
BS9 1JG

Contact Info:
botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk
+441174282041
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Traditional Botanic Painting 2022

£135.00

Description

Three-day workshops to discover different skills used in Traditional Botanical Painting.

Tutor: Jenny Brooks

This three-day course running from 10am until 3pm on three Sundays in February, March and April will be linked with themed workshops, covering the different stages of botanical painting. Beginners will be welcome to work with more advanced Students.

27th February.
Sharpen up your pencils to improve your drawing skills, working from observation of different plant specimens.

13th March.
Exploring different watercolour techniques used in botanical painting.

3rd April.
Bringing all skills together, working towards the completed botanical painting.

Please provide a selection of good quality pencils, and an A3 pad of cartridge paper for the first session.

Location:
Linnaeus Study Room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,Stoke Park Road,Stoke Bishop,Bristol,
BS9 1JG

Cancellation Policy: If we cancel a course or workshop, we will give you a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the start of a workshop with the aim of providing you at least 48 hours notice. If we need to cancel a course, you will receive a full refund, or we will offer you a transfer to another workshop or course, where available. Refunds will be processed as quickly as possible and made via the same method of payment. If you need to cancel a course or workshop, you must inform us 14 days prior to the start date of your course or workshop to receive a full refund. If you provide between 7 and 14 days notice, we will refund 50% of the cost of the course or workshop. No refund will be given if the notice period is less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop or course.

Contact Info:
botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk
+441174282041
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Pupgroup

Appreciate Nature with Pencil and Paper with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup: Feb-Mar 2022

£96.00

Description

There is so much to see and experience over winter outside in the botanic garden where all sorts of plants from new shoot to dying and at most stages in between, are to be discovered and where the colour, scent, shape or form implores a longer and a closer look.

In this course you and seven like-minded individuals will be encouraged to investigate the nuances of these plants and by following carefully designed exercises, your drawing can develop and improve. Listening to the play of the sounds of the garden is a natural way of stimulating and relaxing the senses and it enhances the drawing experience.

For beginners and experienced. All materials provided. If preferred, please bring a stool.

When: February 23rd until March 30th 2022
Day: Wednesdays 11am – 1pm
Duration: 6 sessions

Please note, this course will be outdoors. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.

Location: University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1JG

Cancellation Policy: If we cancel a course or workshop, we will give you a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the start of a workshop with the aim of providing you at least 48 hours notice. If we need to cancel a course, you will receive a full refund, or we will offer you a transfer to another workshop or course, where available. Refunds will be processed as quickly as possible and made via the same method of payment. If you need to cancel a course or workshop, you must inform us 14 days prior to the start date of your course or workshop to receive a full refund. If you provide between 7 and 14 days notice, we will refund 50% of the cost of the course or workshop. No refund will be given if the notice period is less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop or course.

Contact Info:
botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk
01174282041
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Introduction to flowering plant families and how to identify them - 27/05/2022

£145.00

Description

Identification of an unfamiliar plant is easier if you know the family to which it belongs. This is a skill that may be learned in the UK and then applied to the flora of any country, anywhere in the world.

These training days would be presented by Dr Paul Smith, a BSc and PhD qualified botanist of 40 years’ post graduate experience, including work for Local Authorities, Natural England, Multi-national consultancies, and the Wildlife Trusts. He is a Senior Associate Teacher with the University of Bristol. A list of Paul’s publications is available here: www.botanicalinvestigations.co.uk. His book on indicator plants is available from the Natural History Book Service. Paul received the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Hero award in 2018 for work relating to habitat restoration. His latest paper is available to read online here: http://rdcu.be/C9RD

The morning theory session will be spent looking at some flowering plant families and their identification. This will include important characteristics, how to study and store specimens, use of hand lenses, sources of information, how to use an identification key, examination of live specimens, use of a field guide.

The afternoon field session will involve looking at flowering plants in situ in the botanic garden and learning to identify their families from field characters.

Date: 27/05/2022
Time: 10am – 4:30pm.

Location:
Linnaeus Study Room,
University of Bristol Botanic Garden,Stoke Park Road,Stoke Bishop,Bristol,
BS9 1JG

Contact Info:
botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk
+441174282041
Read More