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'Situated in Old Aberdeen on the King's College campus of the University of Aberdeen and is a partnership between the University and the Cruickshank Charitable Trust The Garden exists to promote an appreciation of the beauty, diversity and importance of plants, and an understanding of their role in the natural world. This beautiful and peaceful 11 acre Garden offers year round interest to visitors. It has shrub borders, a rock and water garden, sunken garden, rose garden, herbaceous border and an arboretum, and houses a nationally important collection of over 2500 labelled plants.'

'The University of Dundee Botanic Garden has something for all the family. Located near the banks of Scotland’s longest river, the Tay, its exceptional setting, stunning southerly views and sheltered surroundings makes the Garden one of the top visitor attractions in East Central Scotland. Our extensive variety of collection of conifers, broad-leaved trees, shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses are showcase among the nine and a half acres of flourishing gardens and foliage.'

'Durham University's 10 hectare Botanic Garden is set amongst beautiful mature woodlands on the southern outskirts of Durham city. Open to the public, the Botanic Garden offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore and discover ... As well as being a beautiful natural environment in which to wander, explore and learn more about our plants, the Botanic Garden hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year.'

'Our mission to inspire, educate and conserve has not only made us a beautiful place to visit but a fascinating and relevant one too. We have an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside. We have developed a stunning  range of themed gardens that appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sights and smells to those who want to know about plant evolution, the use of medicinal plants or our scientific research. We are very family friendly. We run 100 days of family activities throughout the year, and we have a year-round diverse programme of events that appeal to a wide range of visitors.'

'Spread across 64 acres with stunning views of the River Dee and North Wales ... Ness Botanic Gardens features a diverse variety of plants and planting areas. Constantly changing, there are always new things to see at Ness, including vibrant year-round colour and outstanding collections of Rhododendrons, Camellias, Snowdrops and Sorbus, amongst others.'  Since 1948, the Gardens have been owned by the University of Liverpool.

'The oldest botanic garden in the UK, founded on July 25th 1621. Established as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal plants used to teach medical students, the Garden was the birthplace of botanical sciences at Oxford. It became known as the Oxford Botanic Garden in the 1830s to reflect its role in experimental botany ... Situated in Nuneham Courtenay, Harcourt Arboretum is only 20 mins drive from Oxford Botanic Garden, with regular buses.'

'Delivers world-leading plant science, conservation and education programmes. Our mission is to "Explore, Conserve and Explain the World of Plants for a Better Future" ... We provide a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes for people of all ages and all levels. From primary school to PhD, amateur or professional, RBGE is committed to lifelong learning. The landscaped Gardens, botanical collections and expertise of RBGE staff offer one of the world’s best resources for learning about the natural world.'

Our gardens date back to the early 18th century, as a royal palace to today's globally renowned scientific institution for plant and fungal research ... Get closer to our scientific and horticultural work with our expert-led talks and lectures ... Since 1871 the Kew Mutual Improvement Society has been running an annual lecture season to boost your knowledge of the plant and fungal kingdom.'

'Situated close to the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and now cover 19 acres on a south-west sloping site. The Gardens are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site of special historic and architectural interest. The Grade 2 Glass Pavilions house a wonderful collection of plants from the temperate areas of the world and provide a wonderful backdrop for the sweeping lawns with their magnificent trees and central Broadwalk.'

'Founded in 1910 in Tulse Hill, the South London Botanical Institute has a beautiful botanical garden and runs a wide range of courses, workshops, school visits and events for all ages ... The Institute has a diverse membership, including amateur and professional botanists, gardeners, artists, photographers, ecologists, writers, campaigners and others who have an urge to learn more about plants.'

'The Garden has developed a plant collection of national importance, with approximately 8,000 species of plants representing biomes around the world. In particular, the Garden is known for its spectacular collections of alpine plants in our rock garden and alpine house, and for wide range of species in the genera Sorbus s.l., Rhododendron and Berberis ... The Friends of St Andrews Botanic Garden are a separate charity that have supported the work of the Garden financially and through dedicated volunteer activities since establishment in 1980. As a Friend of St Andrews Botanic Garden you benefit from: * Free garden entry;  * Free entry to expert Friends lectures ...'

'The Harris Garden is situated on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading, Berkshire, UK, it is an important amenity and access is granted to all who wish to visit ... We have a social events programme for Friends of the Harris Garden including an events programme of winter talks and summer garden visits for members.'

'Covers an area of 18 hectares on the shores of the Menai Strait and has been owned by Bangor University since 1960 ... In 1997, the Friends of Treborth Botanic Garden was founded, with a remit to help improve the gardens and facilities. The Friends organise a variety of events, such as lectures, workshops, field outings, garden visits, plant sales and open days.'  The Len Beer Memorial Lecture is 'a joint event organised with the North Wales Alpine Garden Society'.

'The University of Bristol Botanic Garden was established in 1882. Since opening, we have moved location three times ... Visit our unique plant collections and glasshouses. With over 4,500 species of plants, our beautiful displays are designed to tell the story of plant evolution ... The Association of Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden was founded in 1975 to support the work and development of the Botanic Garden ... A vital aspect of the Friends’ role is to stimulate interest in the Garden through a variety of events and activities.'

'Founded in 1921 with the assistance of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, the University of Leicester Botanic Garden was established on its present site in Oadby in 1947. It comprises the grounds of four houses: Beaumont, Southmeade, The Knoll and Hastings, which were built in the early 1900s and are now used as student residences or for the Garden education programme. The four once-separate gardens have been merged into a single entity, whose 16 acres of lovingly cultivated grounds and greenhouses, display a wide variety of features and environments.' The Friends of the Garden 'attend seasonal programmes of lectures as well as day visits to famous and less well known gardens and nurseries. There are also opportunities from time to time to go on short-break tours to more distant gardens'.

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