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Pop up Herbarium: why keep a million dead plants?

Saturday 16 March: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Marquee on the Lawn, Department of Plant Sciences Downing Site Downing Street, CB2 3EA

Find out more about the University’s Herbarium – hugely scientifically and historically important collection of over a million plant specimens, collected by some of the great scientists and explorers of the last 300 years.

The Herbarium is famous for its historic collections, particularly the vast majority of the plant specimens gathered by Charles Darwin on the voyage of HMS Beagle, and the Herbarium of the Royal Horticultural Society’s John Lindley, containing many new species, including those collected on nineteenth-century expeditions to unexplored places in the Americas, Asia and Australia.

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Age: All ages, Exhibition, Drop in, Free