Science on Sundays: For everything there is a season, how plants know the calendar

Dr Phil Wigge, The Sainsbury Laboratory
How plants know the calendar.

Plants flower and grow at different times of year and according to the season. This enables them to maximise their chances of reproductive success, but how do they do this? This talk will look at some recent scientific breakthroughs from around the world in our understanding of how plants sense light and temperature to drive their lifecycle.

Free 30 minute talk starting 11am and repeated at 2pm.

Our seasonal series of Science on Sundays talks run each month between March - August. They bring the latest discoveries in plant science to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.

The series is curated by the Garden's Director, Professor Beverley Glover.
11am & 2pm
Free talk
Normal Garden Admission applies
Booking Details
Science on Sundays are free, drop-in 30 minute talks suitable for 12+

Talks take place in the Garden Classroom.
No pre-booking required.
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