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Tropical Walk and Talks

Date: 6 Sep 2019 - 6 Dec 2019
Venue: Tropical Ravine

Florabundance

Tropical Ravine, Belfast Botanic Gardens
Friday 6 September, 1pm – 2pm
Free – booking essential
Over 16’s

Flowers capture the imagination of humans like nothing else in nature. Our obsession with flowers stems from their seemingly unlimited diversity in form, colour and smell. Join us in the Tropical Ravine to delve into a multi-sensory floral experience! The Tropical Ravine is a hot and humid environment. Please ensure you have access to water when visiting. Please meet at the lower foyer entrance of the Tropical Ravine.

Delightful Dangers

Tropical Ravine and Belfast Botanic Gardens
Friday 4 October, 1pm – 2pm
Free – booking essential
Over 16’s

Foreign and exotic plants make striking additions to the parks and gardens of Europe. Behind the beauty however, many introduced species can spread far beyond their initial confines and overrun our native biodiversity. Join us in Botanic Gardens to meet some of these invasive species, admire their beauty and understand more about the threats they pose. This workshop involves walking around Botanic gardens, please wear appropriate clothing. Please meet at the lower foyer entrance of the Tropical Ravine.

Rainforest Riches

Tropical Ravine, Belfast Botanic Gardens
Friday 1 November, 1pm – 2pm
Free – booking essential
Over 16’s

Tropical rainforests are host to the greatest diversity of plant life on the planet. As such, they are an abundant source of species useful to humans; providing us with food, medicine and much more. Come with us on a tour of the Tropical Ravine to learn about the rainforest plants that are part of our daily lives half the world away. The Tropical Ravine is a hot and humid environment. Please ensure you have access to water when visiting. Please meet at the lower foyer entrance of the Tropical Ravine.

A Look at Living Fossils

Tropical Ravine and Belfast Botanic Gardens
Friday 6 December, 1pm – 2pm
Free – booking essential
Over 16’s

Join us on a journey back through time to discover Belfast Botanic’s ancient plant species. On a tour of the gardens we will hear the fascinating stories of plants with lineages stretching back millions of years; to the time of the dinosaurs and beyond. This workshop involves walking around Botanic gardens, please wear appropriate clothing. Please meet at the lower foyer entrance of the Tropical Ravine.

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