23 June 2015
PHGSWand SCI's Horticulture Group
Goldney Gardens, Royal Fort Garden and Bristol’s new Life Sciences Building
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A visit to Goldney Gardens, Royal Fort Garden and Bristol’s new Life Sciences Building.
Goldney is home to one of the country’s finest surviving examples of an 18th century grotto, and was created by wealthy merchant Thomas Goldney as part of his ornate town garden. The landscape around the Royal Fort has altered dramatically over the past four centuries and little remains of the fortifications created to defend the city during the Civil War (1642-46). It was originally known as Windmill Fort, located at the top of St Michael's Hill, before the Royalists captured Bristol and Dutch military engineer Sir Bernard de Gomme redesigned it and the new Life Science Building, as well as research space, provides new state-of-the-art teaching labs, a wide range of formal and informal learning spaces, an atrium social space and a new BioSciences library.
Starting at 10.30 at Goldney Gardens
Lunch at Pizza Express
The visit will be kindly escorted by Nick Wray Curator of the University Botanic Garden
University of Bristol
Lower Clifton Hill
Tel: +44 (0) 1249720227
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