TALK Understanding plant names

Join Katie - senior gardener and plant researcher at Hidcote and learn the language of botanical Latin.

  • Booking essential

If you've always been confounded by plant names then come along to this informative talk to learn the language of botanical Latin. You'll discover why a water lily isn't a lily but a tulip is, and that understanding the names of plants can teach you how to be a better gardener.


Event ticket prices
  • All £30.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01386 438333
Not suitable for children under 16.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Upon arrival, please make your way from the car park to the Chapel located in the front courtyard.
What to bring and wear
Please come dressed for the weather and please bring notebooks and pens if you wish to take notes.
The winter lecture series will take place in the Chapel. Unfortunately mobility scooters aren't suitable in this building, however we do have wheelchairs on site. The lectures will be seated.
Teas and coffees are provided on arrival. The talks will last 45 minutes. The garden will be open.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 April 2018 10:30 - 11:30 Available

Contact Info

Call 01386 438 333

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TALK Understanding plant names

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Join Katie - senior gardener and plant researcher at Hidcote and learn the language of botanical Latin.

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