Category Archives: Meeting

The Nigerian Field Society

On Saturday 4th July we welcomed the Nigerian Field Society UK branch to the Tropical Glasshouse.  This was an especially interesting visit for me because many of the visitors had far more experience of tropical biodiversity, and particularly tropical botany … Continue reading

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A Multidimensional Greek Wedding

In March 2012 Kalman and Maria were helping prepare the tropical glasshouse for complete re-planting.  There was heavy digging to do while we mixed 4-5 tonnes of home produced compost for filling the glasshouse beds and some photography which involved … Continue reading

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Community Open Event May 2013

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

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University of Reading Community Open Event, Monday 20 May 2013, Harris Garden & Tropical Glasshouse, Whiteknights campus

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

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Groundwork stage 1 – heavy duty design

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At lunchtime today we started moving some of the railway sleepers to mark out the design of the tropical glasshouse planting areas on the ground.  There is a world of difference between a sketch on paper and the reality of … Continue reading

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Meetings for volunteers will now be organised via Facebook

Please send a join request if you want to help out. I’m planning to hold the next meeting on Wednesday 8th Feb at 2pm

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Volunteers wanted to help pot up and propagate tropical plants

On Wednesday 25th January at 2pm we will be meeting to start the first phase of moving the current tropical plants.  We have about 20 plants to split up and move into large flowerpots.  This will involve digging and moving … Continue reading

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Meeting today to discuss design and content of the Tropical Glasshouse

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.

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