Treborth Botanic Garden: The Power of Volunteers - Natalie Chivers - Friends' Lecture

18 January 2018, 7.30 PM - 18 January 2018, 9.00 PM

Natalie Chivers, Curator, Treborth Botanic Garden

The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL

This lecture will be given by Natalie Chivers, Curator, Treborth Botanic Garden.

Natalie gained a MEnvi in Environmental Science from Bangor University before training with the Royal Horticultural Society and Gothenburg Botanic Garden. She then studied for an MSc Plant Conservation at Bangor before starting as Curator in August 2015. As Curator of the Garden, Natalie has the responsibility for managing the living collections, which comprise over 2000 species.

Her key areas of responsibility include planning the future direction of the collections, overseeing the sourcing and documentation of new and diverse species and promoting the use of the collections for research and teaching. Natalie has a keen interest in garden design and has worked for designers at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show since 2014.

Natalie will be talking about the history of the Friends of Treborth, their roles in the garden and how they are going to be instrumental in the future plans for Treborth.


This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

This lecture will be held at the Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL.

All lectures start at 7.30pm (except in March) and are free to Friends on production of their membership card.  Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Attendees can use any University car park: the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns (no booking is necessary).

Disabled access: The University will make every effort to provide disabled access where possible.  Disabled parking is available and wheelchair access is by the ramp at the side of the main steps.  If you require support due to a disability please email Sally Meadows:

Photo of volunteers at Treborth Botanic Garden taken by Natalie Chivers, Curator

Treborth Botanic Garden Volunteers - photo by Natalie Chivers