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People crafting at Meet and Make at the Museum

Meet and Make at the Polar Museum - Ice and Snow Cancelled

Join us for our new wellbeing and making workshops for adults at the Polar Museum! Meet and Make at the Museum sessions are all about giving you a supportive and social space to be creative.

Chronological beds

CLASSROOM COURSE Designing and planting a herbaceous border

Sat 24 September

Botanic Garden

Few aspects of gardening are as rewarding as designing with herbaceous perennials. They offer dramatic change throughout the year starting with fresh emergent foliage and bulbs before the floral abundance of spring and early summer, and finishing with decadent bronzes and golds as late summer moves into autumn. We will look at how to structure your approach to designing a herbaceous border, using not only colour but also combining plants according to shape, texture and form. We will also look at how to plant for successional interest to keep your plantings looking attractive year round. We will explore the varied herbaceous plantings in the Botanic Garden and see different approaches and styles that will hopefully inform and inspire your own gardening.

Cost: £35

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.



In person

All times

Sat 24 September 10:00AM - 1:00PM


Address: Botanic Garden
Classroom entrance, via the bike park on Bateman Street
1 Brookside
Email: enquiries@botanic.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 336265
Fax: +44 1223 336278