Head of Department and Director

Professor Simon Hiscock
01865 610302


Enquiries to the Botanic Garden
Enquiries should be addressed to
The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ
Alternatively email or ring 01865 286690.

Enquiries to the Harcourt Arboretum
Enquiries should be addressed to The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay, OX44 9PX
Alternatively email or ring 01865 610305.


Departmental Administrator
Rachel Barber (maternity cover)

Head of Science and Public Engagement
Dr Chris Thorogood

Acting Gardens’ Curator
Clare Kelly

Glasshouse Curator
Kate Pritchard

Arboretum Curator
Ben Jones

Primary and Families Education Officers
Catherine Vivian - based at the Botanic Garden (Wed, Thurs and Fri)

Emma Williams - based at the Botanic Garden (Mon, Tues, Weds)

Tegan Bennett - based at the Harcourt Arboretum

Secondary Education Officer
Sarah Lloyd

Friends Administrator

Sally Jeffery:

Ticket Office Coordinator
Valerie Parslow


These members of staff can be contacted by email following the format