At 9am sharp today the tropical glasshouse was invaded by a hush of Librarians. Led by the intrepid Helen Hathway (Head of Academic Liaison and Support) and guided by our biology subject specialist Tim Chapman more than 20 members of … Continue reading
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The tropical biodiversity greenhouse has had a year to settle down now and the plant growth has been amazing. Species that had never grown more than a metre or two high are now double their previous size and several have … Continue reading
On Monday 20th May we held what might be considered the official opening of the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse. The University of Reading community open event provided a means for both the Harris Garden and our greenhouse to be shown to … Continue reading
Programme 1800 Arrivals and refreshments (Guests are requested to enter the University via the Pepper Lane entrance and follow signs to car park 13. The entrance to the Harris Garden will be signposted.) Refreshments will be served upon arrival in … Continue reading
This blog was originally established to report on developments during our tropical glasshouse refurbishment, paid for by the Annual Fund, however it has proved popular and received a steady stream of readers. On 30th April 2013 we reached the 10-thousandth … Continue reading
The first year of development of the Tropical Glasshouse project has been supported by a grant of £7000 from the University Annual Fund, a fund built from donor contributions. In May/June 2011 I submitted a proposal along with Liz Williamson … Continue reading
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Tagged Justin Groves, Maria Christodoulou, Matt Wisby, Seramis
Welcome to Emily and Sarah from the Typography and Graphic Communication department. These two second year students have the challenge of producing interpretative signage that will be effective in communication, look good and cope with warmth and humidity. They also … Continue reading
Please send a join request if you want to help out. http://www.facebook.com/groups/275327922529006/ I’m planning to hold the next meeting on Wednesday 8th Feb at 2pm
Thanks to the 12 student volunteers for their hard work on Wednesday afternoon. Several wheelbarrow loads of compost were mixed and used to pot up 15 different tropical species giving them time to establish before the parent plants are dug … Continue reading
The first official meeting of the student volunteer group happened today. Current actions are to review the current species in the tropical glasshouse, compile a list of species to be grown and to work on design plans.