Although this visit is being organized as part of our full course on the History of Botanic Gardens we do have a few extra spaces, but there will be a maximum of 16 people unless there are exceptional circumstances. The full programme can be found at https://historyofbotanicgardens.eventbrite.co.uk
The day is being led by David Marsh, and will start with a visit to the Ashmolean Museum for a look at the Tradescant Collection acquired by Elias Ashmole from the widow of John Tradescant the younger, and used as the basis for his new museum.
In the afternoon we will have a tour of Oxford Botanic gardens, with a specific focus ont the history of the garden led by one of the supervisors.
There will also be an opportunity to explore the gardens on your own if you wish.
The day costs £40 but please note that this does not include admission to the Botanic Gardens. This is because they have several concessionary rates, and even offer free admission to Friends of Kew and several other groups.
You may wish to combine the day with coming to one or both of two earlier lectures. On Tuesday 20th Sept Pam Smith, a Gardeners Advisor to the National Trust and administrator of Plant Network will be asking [and I'm sure answering] the questions "What is a Botanic Garden? and What's it for?" On Tuesday 27th Sept Letta Jones will be exploring the early history of botanic gardens, concentrating particularly on their origins in Italy.
Individual classes at the IHR cost £20.... but if you are coming on the trip as well we will you offer a discount of £5, making the cost of the preliminary class and the visit £55