News and Events

Forthcoming Events:-

Evening Talks for Autumn and Winter 2014/2015
Most events start 19.10pm with tea/coffee and biscuits, for talks at 19.30. Harbourne Building - access through School of Biological Sciences main entrance.
Friends of the Harris Garden members free, guests £1.

17 November 2014
1500 years of Cyclamen in Botanical Art - Martyn Denney

Martyn is the Secretary of the Cyclamen Society and the Editor of the Society’s journal.

The Society was formed in 1977 to encourage cultivation and conservation of cyclamen and to disseminate and extend knowledge of these plants. It combines scientific study with all the activities of a society for enthusiasts who cultivate plants. There are approximately 1000 members of the society drawn from a number of different countries.

A program of field studies was started by the Society in 1987 and these continue to this day.  The society provides funding for plant material collected during the field studies to be analysed at the Centre for Plant Diversity and Systematics, University of Reading, contributing to the ongoing Cyclamen Diversity Project under the leadership of Dr Alastair Culham.  The Society's herbarium is also hosted by the University.

Cyclamen have featured in artworks for over 1500 years and there are nearly a 1000 years of manuscripts incorporating cyclamen and they feature in some of the earliest printed works of the 15th Century as well as the printed herbals of the 16th Century and the florilegia of the 17th century through to the present day.

Other talks - T.B.A  
Charity Open days for 2015

(gardens are open at 2pm until 5.30pm, generally the 2nd Sunday of the month, raising funds for various causes)


Other Events 2014/2015






Past Events

You can view some photographs of various past events in our Gallery.