Join plant enthusiasts all around the world and take part in the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day.
As part of this event, CUBG Director, Professor Beverley Glover will be live from our Glasshouse Range, looking at some of the colourful plants in our collection, explaining the mechanisms plants use to create colour, why some colours are more common than others and how some plants can create colour without using pigments – as well as the reasons why – from absorbing harmful radiation to attracting pollinators and the clever tricks they use.
Beverley will also answer any questions you have.
Click through to our Fascination of Plants Day page for some great films which explain why plants are so fascinating to us – whether they’re for scientific research, conservation or for general enjoyment and inspiration. Discover more about our role as a Botanic Garden – what we do and why; hear about some of our star plants or take a virtual trail.
For facts about plants in our collection, follow our Learning team on twitter who will be tweeting throughout the day.
The goal of ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for pretty much all aspects of our lives.
The sixth international ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ will be launched by plant scientists under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).