Volunteer gardening in a concrete jungle

To celebrate national Volunteer Week we’ve been speaking to volunteers across the University of Cambridge Museums, to find out why they give their time to support us. Yasmeen Farooqui tells us why she volunteers for the community garden at Hanover Court, a project run by the Education Team at the Botanic Garden. I wanted a voluntary role that would put my… Read full article

Redevelopment of the Oceanic Islands House at the Botanic Garden

Following a complete review and refit, the Ocean Islands House in the Botanic Garden Glasshouse has now reopened focussing on the islands of Macaronesia. Redevelopment of the Oceanic Islands House Many of our visitors will have noticed that the Oceanic Islands House at the Botanic Garden was closed and emptied in early December, 2016. Its contents were propagated or decanted… Read full article

Henslow’s vasculum – Botanic Garden Library Pick

Learn about some of the interesting and unusual items in the Botanic Garden’s Cory Library and Archives in this new series of monthly blog posts. February’s Library Pick: Henslow’s vasculum This rather battered looking metal box from the Library’s object collection is in fact an item of specialist botanical equipment, known as a vasculum. A vasculum is a container once… Read full article