Fascinating plants: past, present and future!

Join the Schools of Biological Sciences and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science as they celebrate the third international Fascination of Plants day on campus:






1.Fascinating plant exhibition: Outside the UoR library, 10am to 4pm. Hands-on, fascinating botanical activities in which we turn the botanical spotlight on one fascinating, even rather puzzling plant (of which more will be revealed on the day). We tell its story from the origins in the fossil record, through its place as part of global plant diversity today, and finally we take a peek at the future status and impacts of human activities and climate change.


2.Fascinating plant walk: Starting from the UoR library. There will be two opportunities to join our guided botanical walk, first at 12 noon and again at 2pm. The guided walk will last about 45 minutes, passing the plethora of plants which adorn the campus and culminating in a dramatic re-enactment of a historical event of utmost botanical fascination, not to be missed!


3.Fascinating plants for kids: Outside the UoR library. A family event in which our resident botanists will entertain and amaze kids of all ages (from 5 to 95) with a host of plant puzzles, botanical brain-teasers and floral fernanigans.


Plants have ruled the world for 2 billion years so let’s give up a day of our lives to be fascinated by plants!

More information can be found here – http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/Events/Event630007.aspx


Macarena Cardenas

Macarena Cardenas

Macarena Cardenas (GES) is organising this event with Biological Sciences.  It would be great to see some familiar faces there!