Public Education Programme - What's On

2 October to 22 September
The events listed above will be held at a number of different locations, please see the details for the individual events

Fancy coming along to an engaging talk about biodiversity hotspots, or the world of culinary herbs? Or would you like to learn more about the wildlife at Harcourt Arboretum, or the rich and surprising 400 year history of the Botanic Garden? Perhaps you'd like to brush up on your practical skills with a course in creating magnificent pot displays, or become a whizz at staking?

This year's Talks, Walks, and Courses organised by Oxford Botanic Garden include all this and more!


Click here for What's On at Oxford Botanic Garden


Booking for the Autumn Science Lectures and the Winter Lectures is now available online. Please click here to book for these lectures.

Booking for our Practical Courses is now available. Please click here to book a place on one of our practical courses.

For any queries, please email or call 01865 610305.


Autumn Science Lectures

These lectures take place at 7.30pm in the Daubeny Lecture Theatre, Rose Lane, OX1 4AZ. £8 each, or £35 for the series of 5. A 10% discount is available for Friends of the Botanic Garden, and Alumni of the University of Oxford.

2 October 2017: Building a global system for the conservation of all rare and threatened plant species: what can botanic gardens do to prevent plant species extinctions?

16 October 2017: Hybrid speciation in plants: insights from the Oxford ragwort

30 October 2017: A trick of the light? Evolution and floral diversity

13 November 2017: Genetics, conservation and plant diversity

27 November 2017: Bioquality hotspots in tropical Africa


Winter Lectures

These lectures are followed by a glass of wine and take place at 8pm on Thursdays in the Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Infirmary Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG. A 10% discount is available for Friends of the Botanic Garden, and Alumni of the University of Oxford. 

25 January 2018: Fascinating documents of the past: National Trust Gardens (Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust)

8 February 2018: The world of culinary herbs (Jekka McVicar, The Herb Farm)

22 February 2018: A Mediterranean botanical voyage (Chris Thorogood, Oxford Botanic Garden)

1 March 2018: People, places, and plants (Jim Gardiner, Vice President of the RHS)

22 March 2018: Succession planting in the mixed border (Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter)


For our other talks, walks, and workshops, please click above for our What's On guide.