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Festival of Plants, May 18 2013

last modified Aug 02, 2013 02:18 PM

The Sainsbury Laboratory joined plant breeding organisations, horticulturalists and other plant experts in the 'Festival of Plants' at the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Researchers from SLCU participatef in a range of events and exhibits timetabled throughout the day, including pop-up plant science demonstrations, short talks about their research and a marquee with activities for members of the public to try. Normal Botanic Garden admissions charges apply. Further information is available here.

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