Truffles are one of the world’s most expensive ingredients, and also one of the most mysterious. Now, with the help of a 170-year-old ‘living laboratory’, and a dog called Lucy, researchers hope to unearth new understanding of the secret life of these underground delicacies.
World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatened25 Sep 2017
The most in-depth species survey to date finds an “astonishing array” of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41% of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is “no technical reason for plant species to become extinct”.
A garden event with a difference, the Festival of Plants brings together horticulture and plant science in a day devoted to all things plant, from propagation to pollination, from seed to shopping!
The sacred songs and rhythms of Morocco and Burkina Faso will be bringing some musical sunshine to the Botanic Garden at the first Sounds Green cushion concert tonight, 6.15pm start.
In the last decade, annual visitor numbers to the Eastern region’s only botanic garden have more than doubled, and in November passed 200,000 for the first time in the Garden’s 165-year history.
Set to the stunning backdrop of Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden, the Zoology Department is once again going on a BioBlitz.