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    Loving Lichens – A simplified introduction

    Lichens – those strangely coloured crusty\hairy\mushy organisms on trees or rocks. What are they and what are they for? I want to know, but where do I begin? This is a path I’ve started on many times over the years, perhaps getting as far as Wikipedia or even pulling out one of my old ID […]

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    Plants for pollinators – creating pollinator friendly seed mixes for gardens and urban green spaces

    Meet Lucy Witter, one of our new PhD students creating pollinator friendly seed mixes at the Botanic Garden.

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    Introduction to our newest PhD student, Abigail Lowe!

    There are a lot of exciting things occurring up in the science department at the moment, with two PhD students starting recently amongst them. Here’s an introduction of one of our newest projects by Abigail Lowe, a student who is no stranger to the Garden.

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    Getting to know the Garden

    Hi, my name is Peter and I’m the new education and woodlands officer for the Regency project. I’ve been in post for a few months now and am beginning to get to grips with our fantastic landscape and all its complexities. A Brief Introduction At this point I must explain that previously, I was fortunate […]

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    The Trees Lost In Time

    A survey of our historic trees is taking place alongside the restoration of Paxton’s lakes and carriageways. These veterans provide a living link to our past, each has a unique story to tell.

    Searching for historic trees is no easy task however, especially when you have 568 acres to search. Luckily our archive of old maps and photographs provides clues as to where to look. Not all of paradise was lost; some of it has been quietly growing.

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    Farming for Biodiversity at the Botanic Garden – what local and national collaboration can achieve

    With recent political pronouncements about farming for biodiversity, is the Garden’s farm providing inspiration for others?

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