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Meet and Make at the Polar Museum

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.

The Systematic Beds

CLASSROOM COURSE Flowering plant taxonomy and systematics 5 day intensive course

Mon 20 June - Fri 24 June

Botanic Garden

The aim is to develop an understanding of the evolution and systematics of the major plant families and the practical skills needed when approaching the identification of plant material. Teaching is through a combination of practical sessions and lectures covering exemplars of major flowering plant families, with an emphasis on those of North Temperate regions. The course makes extensive use of plant material and the living collections across the Botanic Garden and includes a visit to the University’s Herbarium, housed in the Sainsbury Laboratory.

Food and accommodation are not included except for an optional informal evening meal on the first day.

The course will run from 9:30am – 6:30pm on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 June; and from 9:30am -5pm on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June

Cost: £395

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.



In person

All times

Mon 20 June 9:30AM - 6:30PM
Tue 21 June 9:30AM - 6:30PM
Wed 22 June 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 June 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 June 9:30AM - 5:00PM


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