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Identifying Conifers

Identifying Conifers



Tutor: Ros Bennett
Date: Wednesday 21st November - Thursday 22nd November 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £120

Here at the Botanic Garden, we are fortunate to have a fine collection of this magnificent group of trees, including native and introduced conifers.

During this two-day intensive course botanist and ecologist, Ros Bennett, will help you discover how to use the basic features of cones and foliage to distinguish between Spruces and Firs, Redwoods and Hemlocks, Larches and Cedars, before learning how to identify individual species.

Simple keys will be introduced and the course will be based in our classroom but with much time spent outside among the Garden’s Conifer collection. Beginners and improvers are all welcome.


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If you need to cancel your booking, please inform the Outreach Office in writing as soon as possible at 1 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE or email education@botanic.cam.ac.uk The cancellation is effective from the date that your written confirmation is received. If you cancel with more than 4 weeks' notice we will refund your balance less 20% to cover administration. For cancellations made with less than 4 weeks' notice we regret that we are unable to make any refund unless we can fill your place on the course. If we are able to fill your place we will refund your balance less 20% to cover administration.


Cambridge University Botanic Garden reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.

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