Festival of Plants: 16 May

The third annual Festival of Plants at the Botanic Garden seeks to showcase and share the extraordinarily rich plant sciences research scene in Cambridge and the region.

Could polar algae help clean our laundry at lower temperatures? Why and how do some flowers produce iridescence? How does a plant know to grow when it’s been pruned? You can pop in to the Pop-Up Plant Science marquee to find out, take one of our expert tours or drop-in to listen in to some bite-size science in our Talking Plants Tent.

So whether it’s getting advice on which plant goes where or how to home compost, discovering the inner workings of flowers, picking up some unusual plants for the garden, or simply having a fun day out making herbal concoctions with the family, there’ll be something for everyone at the Botanic Garden’s Festival of Plants.

Plan your day by clicking on each number to find the full schedules for what's happening where and when!
Festival of Plants is generously supported by members of the CambPlants Hub and the Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University.