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.

Monday 23rd March 2020: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE U3A Plants and Gardens Group, Bishop’s Stortford (FF)

Thursday 2nd April 2020: POSTPONED UNTIL 1.4.21 Cambridgeshire Self Sufficiency Group; The King Edward Centre, Chatteris, PE16 6NG; 7.30 pm (FF)

Tuesday 21st April 2020: Cambridge Ladybirds WI, Friends’ Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, 7.30 pm (PP)

Tuesday 12th May 2020: Cringleford and Eaton Horticultural Society, Cringleford, 7.30 pm (PP)

Thursday 16th July 2020: Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 10am – 1pm; Take Twelve Trees…; half-day workshop including Garden walk; for more details and to book see:

Tuesday 4th August 2020: Langford Gardening Club

Wednesday 2nd September 2020: Great Chesterford & District Garden Club (PP)

Monday 6th September 2020: Willingham Gardening Club (Trees)

Monday 5th October 2020: Coton Garden Club; 7.30 pm (FF)

Tuesday 20th October 2020: Cambridge Lymphoma Group, CCHC, 1.30pm (Bach flower remedies)

Tuesday 10th November 2020: Shelford Garden Club; 7.30 pm (PP)

Wednesday 3rd February 2021: Little Paxton Gardening Club (PP)

Wednesday 10th March 2021:  Cheveley WI (PP)

Thursday 11th March 2021: Chesterton Garden Club, Milton Road Library, Ascham Road, Cambridge CB4 2BD; 7pm (PP)

Thursday 1st April 2021: Cambridgeshire Self Sufficiency Group; The King Edward Centre, Chatteris, PE16 6NG; 7.30 pm (FF)

Available talks:

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

Fantastic Food Plants (a selection of plants used in food and drinks and their useful properties) (FF)

Bach Flower Remedies and their Source Plants (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)

All talks can be either 45 or 60 minutes, as required.

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…