The Lecture Programme 2013-14
Meetings are on THURSDAYS in the Zoology Building at 7.30pm
Zoology Lecture Theatre, Zoology Building, Tillydrone Avenue ABERDEEN AB24 2TZ map Everyone welcome! FREE to Friends of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden. Non-members -donation at the door.
The Lecture Programme for 2013/2014. Keep checking for updates.
10th October 2013 'On Auriculas'
Alison and Mark from Angusplants gave a colourful overview of the history and horticulture of Auriculas. Alison's reading list for Auriculas can be downloaded here.
14th November 2013 'Naming and classifying plant diversity'
James Byng's plant identification key using the APG classification will be published shortly. Watch here for updates.
12th December 2013 'Plant hunting in North Vietnam'
Jamie Taggart from Linn Botanic Gardens Hellensburgh talks about temperate flora seen on his trips to North Vietnam and the acquisition of many new plants. Download a poster here.
9th January 2014 'Growing organic: skills and practice'
Wendy Seel from Vital Veg in North Tillydaff Midmar gives experienced, practical insights into gardening organic
13th February 2014 'Honeybees and their hives in the Botanic Garden'
Ewan Campbell from the School of Biological Sciences Aberdeen talks about research on honey bees carried out at the University of Aberdeen and the purpose of the hives in the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens
13th March 2014 'RHS Lecture'
RHS Growing for Success lecture. The RHS are currently reviewing their lectures - watch this space...
25th March 2014 'Birds in gardens- with sound effects!'
Stan da Prato Scottish Ornithologist's Club reveals the birds in our gardens and their songs. This is a joint meeting with the Scottish Rock Garden Club and please note it is on a TUESDAY
10th April 2014 'Fungi: friend or foe?'
Liz Holden from Grampian Fungus Group introduces us to the diversity of the kingdom of fungi explaining how fungi function all around us and, in the main, to our benefit.
8th May 2014 'Genetics, biodiversity and conservation'
Pete Hollingsworth from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh describes his work on the evolution of plant biodiversity and the processes of taxonomic complexity and diversification
The Noel Pritchard Memorial Lecture
Programme Secretary Colette Jones firstname.lastname@example.org