Alice's Day

1 July

1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Over 1,500 people attended Alice's Day, the annual celebration of all things Alice in Wonderland. We had fab tunes courtesy of Nick Cope, wierd and wonderful stories from Rand Russell and evocative organ music from John Hunt who built both of his colourful organs from scratch. With our family visitors we planted crazy veg seeds, like purple carrots and stripy beetroots and made musical seed shakers. Children could have their faces painted with big Cheshire Cat smiles and 'sit' on our giant water lily leaf. The Friends of the Garden made an exquisite Alice tea party and invited the public to dress up as an Alice character and have their photos taken at the table.  Visitors old and young enjoyed getting up close to some of our collection of carnivorous plants and tropical seed collection, including a chance to handle the biggest seed in the World (the seed of the Coco de mer, Lodoicea maldivica).