23 June 2015

PHGSW visit to Bristol

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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

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Venue and Contact

University of Bristol

Goldney Gardens
Lower Clifton Hill
Clifton, Bristol 


Tony Gardener

Tel: +44 (0) 1249720227

Email: t.gardener@talktalk.net



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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.