Looking good now
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
 
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Weaving & Basketry

Basketmaker Mary Butcher has been teaching weaving and basketry at the Botanic Garden since the launch of our courses programme fifteen years ago. Mary trained as a research zoologist and has been studying basketry since 1977. She has recently been honoured with an OBE.

Her knowledge of plant materials and eye for structure has allowed her to use and manipulate a huge variety of materials in her work including willow, holly, palm leaves, strings of seeds, plastic tubing, linen and silver wire.
She returns with four two-day courses this year, having recently completed a prestigious six-month craft residency at the Sackler Centre for Arts Education at the Victoria & Albert Museum.