Oxford Botanic Garden continues a year of celebrations to commemorate the founding of Oxford Botanic Garden, the UK’s oldest botanic garden. Established on 25 July 1621, as the Oxford Physic Garden for growing medicinal herbs (‘simples’) used to teach medical students, it became known as the Oxford Botanic Garden in 1840 to reflect its role in experimental botany.

Between 15 – 25 July there will be special events, including a celebration of Oxford’s twin cities’ gardens, a demonstration, workshop and exhibition on the ancient art of nature printing by designer Pia Östlund, a day of poetry with Alice Oswald and friends, an evening with Raymond Blanc and on 25 July the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will perform a special concert of 17th and 18th century music at Oxford Town Hall.

From Monday 25 July there will be free events at the Garden with a different theme on each day, beginning with the Garden’s history on Monday, followed by days devoted to literature, science, art, food and wellbeing, and finally, a big birthday party on Saturday 30 July.

More information: https://www.obga.ox.ac.uk