Fascination of plants day; what's in a name?

17 May 2015, 10.00 AM - 17 May 2015, 5.00 PM

Have you ever wondered how and why plants are named? The Linnaean Society of London is coming to the Botanic Garden to explain how plants are classified and named. Students from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol will be on hand to discuss what makes up plant names and explain about all the exciting research in the plant sciences. Join us to find out how all life on earth depends on plants. Learn about the myriad uses of plants as foods and medicines around the world and how plants build ecosystems.

The third international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2015 will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.

Tours, refreshments.

Admission: Adults £4.50 children, Friends, University staff and students free.