The butterworts, known botanically as Pinguicula, are a varied and widespread genus. British botanists are used to seeing two species growing in very wet areas however in Mexico many of the butterworts grow in seasonally arid places and have thick … Continue reading
On Wednesday 16th October the results of the Reading in Bloom Schools Challenge were announced at a ceremony hosted by the University of Reading. Eight of the ten winning schools attended a meeting that started with a tour of our … 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
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This week I received a series of letters from some of the Aldryngton pupils that visited the tropical biodiversity glasshouse. Thank you all for writing such nice letters and for adding such good pictures! I’ve posted your letters (with your … Continue reading
On 26th June the University Tropical Biodiversity glasshouse hosted a visit of 90 pupils from Aldryngton Primary School. This was the first official school visit we have hosted since the refurbishment of the glasshouse. Mrs Dunn from Aldryngton was the … 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
Following two terms worth of data gathering for my final year project I have got an idea of the diversity of pests and their rate of spread int he tropical greenhouse. Below are two figures with the compiled total counts … Continue reading
A group of six Zebra Danios (Danio rerio) have been living in the Tropical Greenhouse pond for several months. Two weeks ago we added some new waterlilies to the pond and top dressed their pots with coarse gravel. This seems … 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