Public Education - What's On Guide

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!


Read our What's On Guide

Click here to buy tickets through our Webstore


For any queries, please email or call 01865 610305.


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.