The Botanic Garden – a walk through history
Thursday 4 October, 1.30pm
Saturday 20 October, 11am
Local historian Mark Davies will lead this 75-minute tour, highlighting some of the more unusual individuals and events associated with Oxford’s 400 year-old ‘physick garden’. These include the garden’s first superintendent, Jacob Bobart, the German Prince of Plants; some of Britain’s earliest hot air balloon launches and the garden’s associations with Lewis Carroll and other celebrated writers.