Discovery Talks: Highlights from the Archive


Join our Archive Development Officer, Salomea, for an informative talk about the Gardens' archives.

🌳While many visitors are captivated by the vibrant displays above ground, there's a hidden gem within - the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Archive.

πŸ“š This unique collection of photos, documents, postcards, herbarium specimens, letters, and more offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and heritage of the Gardens. It reveals the significance of the Grade II * listed landscape, uncovering the stories and secrets that have shaped this lush haven.

During this talk, you will get a unique introduction to the archives, including the original plans and layouts of the garden design, old postcards that transport you back in time and a look into the stunning herbarium specimens showcasing ferns from 1882.

Event details:

πŸ“… Date: 17 Jul 2024
πŸ•° Time: 1:30pm - 2:15pm
πŸ“ Location: Meet in the Welcome Area at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

🎟Tickets: Those participating are required to purchase general admission tickets and a Discovery Talks: Highlights from the Archive (£5). All welcome.

Exclusive offer for Members: 30% off for those with a membership. Simply log into your member account when purchasing online to unlock your savings.

Accessibility: This event is accessible via wheelchair. Please speak to a member of staff before booking to discuss any access requirements.

This workshop is part of The Gardens Discovery Talks programme.
Join a member of our friendly team each month to find out more about the Gardens. Discover our living collection, find out about our native flora, fauna and wildlife, and The Gardens rich historical archive.Β 

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