Jays are common in the Garden. Photo by Bob Hall.Jays are common in the Garden. Photo by Bob Hall.

Friends’ Events

The Friends run a varied programme of events throughout the year from one-day tours of great gardens in England to residential tours to more far flung places, from seasonal talks and lectures to relaxed social events at the Garden.
Friends Evening Highlights Tour, Thursday 18 June 2015. GOOD NEWS: Places are still available for this delightful, exclusive early evening tour followed by a drink on the main lawn. Bookings can be made up until Friday 12 June 2015. Please return the booking form (with your Friends' May newsletter) and payment as soon as possible.

Friends' enjoyed a Residential holiday to the Western Highlands and Islands of Scotland in June 2015. Other events in 2015 include visits to Savill Garden & Valley Gardens, Ightham Mote & Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Wisbech Rose Fair, Peckover House, Elgood's Brewery Garden, Somerleyton Hall, Bressingham Gardens, tours of the University Herbarium, and the Annual Lecture in November.

2014 events included a residential trip to the Gardens of Italy, visits to Chartwell House & Garden and Emmetts Garden, Scotney Castle and Great Dixter House & Gardens, Elton Hall & Gardens and RHS Garden at Wisley. Events included an 'Evening Highlights' tour for Friends and Guests, a specialist 'Gardening for Drought' tour and a tour of the University Herbarium.

The 2014 Annual Lecture took place on 10 November at Queen's College with Botanist and Orchid specialist Professor Richard Bateman as guest speaker.

The 2013 Annual Lecture took place in November at Robinson College. Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, talked about 'Good planting - designing with plants'.

For details of these outings or tours please contact the Friends Office. Note: Some tours are available to current Friends of the Botanic Garden only.

Friends Office, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE
01223 336271