Talks, tours and workshops

Talks, tours and workshops

Upcoming opportunities to hear more about some of the plants featured in ‘Molecules, Medicines and Mischief’ and ‘The Plants of Dr Bach’ and their stories and to look at the plants in the Botanic Garden.

Tuesday 1st June 2021: Gardens Trust, ONLINE, 10 am;  (CW)

Tuesday 8th June 2021: Abbotswood WI, ONLINE, 7.30 pm (PP)

Monday 4th October 2021: Coton Garden Club; 7.30 pm (FF)

Thursday 28th October 2021: Medieval Medicinal Plants: Miasmas, Monks and Mandrake; Half-day online workshop, hosted by CUBG; 10 am – 1 pm (booking details to follow)

Wednesday 9th February 2022: Girton Garden Society; William Collyn Community Centre, Girton; 7.30 pm (TT)

Available talks:

People and Plants: Molecules, Medicines and Mischief (some uses and abuses of a selection of plants) (PP)

Incredible Edible (and Drinkable) Plants (a selection of plants used in food and drinks and their useful properties) (FF) (WA)

Twelve Tremendous Trees (Our relationship with twelve well-known trees) (TT) (WA)

The Plants of Dr Bach: Remedies and More! (an introduction to the Flower Remedies and some of the plants used to make them) (BP)

Plants to Drugs (drug development from plant-sourced compounds – past and future) (PD)

Chemical Warfare (and Co-operation) in the Garden (how plants interact with the world around them) (CW) (WA)

Secrets of the Bach Flower Remedy Plants (available as a full-day or two half-day workshops on the plants used to make the Bach flower remedies) (WA)

All talks can be either 45 or 60 minutes, as required.  Longer workshops also also available on request for talks with (WA).

Coming soon (autumn 2021): Medieval Medicinal Plants: Miasmas, Monks and Mandrake

Walks:  Photos from the Cambridge Science Festival 2017, courtesy of Mo Sibbons. Although I appear to be ‘talking to the trees’, there were also other people there but out of shot!


Laburnum looks like a serious topic!

There’s a lot to say about birch…