Cambridge University Botanic Garden hosts Festival of Plants online

Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s annual plant festival takes place online this week.

The three-day virtual tour, which started on 26 May and ends today, centres around three key themes – Plant Science, Horticulture and Conservation, with features talks, tours and events made available daily.

Videos, activities and tours from the festival can be viewed online, and will be available to view to anyone who missed out on the live .

Among the highlights are tours of the botanic gardens, glasshouse and reserve glasshouses; plant conservation stories of “hope” including one researcher’s expedition to Vietnam to collect some seeds from the critically endangered plant, magnolia grandis; and family activities including how to create colourful leaf foil art.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden (CUBG) holds a collection of over 8,000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities to research workers and lecturers.


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at

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