Yesterday we ran the first of two new workshops at the Botanic Garden.
The University Botanic Garden was created in 2006 within the grounds of The Holmes at Stoke Bishop. As well as enhancing the teaching of Plant Sciences within the University, this garden provides a unique research and teaching resource and a new major cultural attraction for the City of Bristol.
It also runs a really good selection of short courses all year round which can be viewed at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/BotanicGardens/about/education.htm. We are very proud to be associated with them.
We spent a happy afternoon in the warmth of the Potting Shed creating some really fabulous fragrant christmas wreaths using traditional techniques. We have put some pictures of the finished wreaths on the flickr website
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greengarland_workshops_2010/sets/72157625403461817/. We were really impressed by the quality of work produced.
Thanks very much to Nick Wray, the Curator of the Botanic Garden and Judy Preston for inviting us into this wonderful and unique environment. Many thanks also to Andy Winfield, one of the team of gardeners (who probably has the best job in the world..) who allowed us to borrow his wheelbarrow and made us all feel so welcome...
The opening times of the Botanic Garden can be found at tp://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/BotanicGardens/index.htm. It is well worth a visit at any time of the year.