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    A botanical treasure – in black and white

    Stella Ross-Craig (1906-2006) was a botanist and artist whose Drawings of British Plants is a true botanical treasure trove.  No vivid colour here – this work is entirely made up of black and white line drawings, meticulously detailed, scientifically accurate …but with a haunting beauty all their own. Born in 1906 in Aldershot, but of […]

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    A new mission for Margot?

    Volunteer members of the Garden’s library team past and present gathered last week to enjoy a special lunch, share happy memories and talk about future plans. The occasion? Our volunteer team leader Margot Greer has reluctantly decided, after 10 years at the helm of the Garden’s Library, that she is ready for pastures new – […]

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    A book of white flowers… and one red rose

    What links frozen lobsters and boil-in-the-bag porridge, with an exquisite collection of flower pictures and one of the world’s best known humanitarian organisations?

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    Members’ Day talk on Beatrix Potter

    Roy Watling to speak at Members’ Day. If you’ve read the blog I posted a month or so back, entitled Beatrix Potter – Mycologist Extraordinaire,  you’ll know the pivotal role played by Professor Roy Watling in uncovering Beatrix Potter’s place in scientific mycology. Now, Garden Members are in for a real treat as Roy is […]

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    Mushrooms, medicine and myth

    Puhpohwee for the People: a narrative account of some uses of Fungi among the Ahnishinaubeg is a long title for a book of only 44 pages!

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    Introducing… a surprising library

    Most visitors to the National Botanic Garden of Wales probably don’t even know we have a library. We may be one of the Garden’s best kept secrets… but we don’t want to stay hidden!  We welcome visitors whether researchers, students, the Garden’s members, or indeed anyone interested. Because the library is run entirely by volunteers, […]

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