Useful Links

Nature trail around UoR - Learn more about wildlife on campus thanks to a new self-guided nature trail. The trail takes roughly 30 minutes to walk around and can be completed as a circular walk, starting and finishing close to central campus bars and cafes, or visited in sections.

Harris Garden audio trail - Artist Richard Bentley was asked to make an audio trail with children from local primary schools. The results are charming.

Harris Garden Tree Trail - All trees are special, but some are arguably more special than others. This guide to some of the key specimens in the Harris Garden, and what they mean to some of the people who work in the garden and the wider university, guides you around those specimens.

University of Reading - UoR Harris garden site.

School of Biological Sciences - UoR department closely linked with the garden.

Monica Jobson - Distinguished Volunteer Award - Awarded in 2019, Monica's DVA award nomination praised her dedication to volunteering, turning up whatever the weather to tend to the Long Border, the largest border in the Garden, since forever. What a diamond.

Eden Project - Famous and inspiring project in Cornwall.

Friends of Caversham Court Gardens - A lovely historic garden, just on the other side of Reading town by the River Thames. Open every day.

Reading in Bloom - Part of the Britain in Bloom organisation, with information about the scheme and entry form for gardens and floral spaces in Reading.

RHS - The Royal Horticultural Society.

Royal Botanic Gardens - World famous gardens of Kew.

National Gardens Scheme - Gardens open for charity, producers of the well known Yellow Book.

Plant Heritage - The only national charity to ensure the cultivated plants we grow now will be available to future generations for cultural, medical, culinary and aesthetic use.

RISC (London Street) garden - Edible forest roof-garden on top of the RISC centre, Reading.

Jenny Halstead - Artist in residence at the Harris Garden in 2011, and author of An Artist’s Year in the Harris Garden, published by Two Rivers Press.

Sue Mundy Ceramics - Work inspired by natural forms, has exhibited at the Harris Garden.

Christine Brewster - Contemporary functional basketmaker, has given willow weaving demonstrations and tuition at Harris Garden.

Deeproot Plant Base - Software for gardeners and online plant encyclopaedia by the webmaster of this site.


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