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Introduction to botany

Discover more about the world of flowering plants and how to identify them, with the expert guidance of a Kew scientist. 18 or 19 April.

Event details

Choose either Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 April 2018, 10.30am to 4pm
Kew Gardens
Course fee: £80 (£70 Concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 12 places.

About the course

A general introduction to the world of flowering plants, this one-day course is suitable for non-scientists and anyone keen to develop a deeper understanding of this fascinating subject.

The course will include practical sessions and a short guided walk through some of the living collections. The tutor will cover the variety of plant life, flowering plant structure, pollination, adaptation, taxonomy, and classification.

By the end of the day you’ll have learned how plants can be identified using a botanical key, and will have a better understanding of the immense diversity of plant life.

About the tutor

Anna Haigh has worked in Kew's Herbarium since 2002. She specialises in the research and web taxonomy of the Araceae (Arum) family and has carried out fieldwork in South America and the Caribbean. 

How to book

Email with a contact number, or call 020 8332 5641

Download the autumn/winter 2017/2018 short courses brochure