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The Oxford Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World - there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home and partly for this reason we strive to label clearly every plant in the Garden.Plants are grown in this Garden to support our teaching programmes, for research scientists in this University and elsewhere and as part of plant conservation projects.

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The Oxford Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World - there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home and partly for this reason we strive to label clearly every plant in the Garden.Plants are grown in this Garden to support our teaching programmes, for research scientists in this University and elsewhere and as part of plant conservation projects.

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Botanic Garden

Updated 7 days ago

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The Oxford Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World - there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that would be perfect in your garden at home and partly for this reason we strive to label clearly every plant in the Garden.Plants are grown in this Garden to support our teaching programmes, for research scientists in this University and elsewhere and as part of plant conservation projects.

Rank #1: A Spoonful of Sugar

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Part of the Healing Power of Plants lecture series held at the Botanic Gardens. The talk will describe how unusual nitrogen- containing sugar analogues produced by plants are being discovered by research undertaken in collaboration with Oxford chemists. These sugar analogues may well explain the therapeutic activity of many plants and form the basis of important new medicines.

Dec 21 2010

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Using Science to Enhance Root Function in Crops

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Part of the Future of Crops Lecture Series held at the Oxford Botanic Gardens. Enhancing root function offers great promise in the development of sustainable crops. This lecture will highlight the critical role played by roots in nutrient uptake and review the most recent scientific breakthroughs in this area. The future application of technologies based on these discoveries will be central to enhancing crop productivity in the forthcoming agricultural revolution.

Jan 19 2011

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: The OneOak Project:using science and art to revive Britain's wood culture

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Part of the Future of Crops lecture series delivered at the Oxford Botanic Gardens. Trees, woodlands and their product, wood, surround our lives. In Britain today, people that access or connect with woodlands do so through a society that cherishes the beauty of the treescape and the wildlife it supports. A new dawn is breaking for forestry. Can we manage forests for carbon, grow fibre for wood heat and energy, and adapt to climate change, while continuing to meet existing objectives from UK forests? The forestry sector needs to engage with society. The Sylva Foundation's OneOak project aims to do this through science and art, focussing on the full life story of one oak tree.

Jan 19 2011

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Rank #4: The Artemisinin Supply for Malaria Control

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Part of the Healing Power of Plants lecture series given at the Botanic Gardens. Dianna Bowles OBE from the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products in York has led pioneering work on the development of new higher yielding varieties of Artemisia annua which can be grown in developing countries to provide a supply of artemisinin for use in essential malaria medications.

Dec 21 2010

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Rank #5: Manipulating plant genes - how do you actually do it?

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We often hear in the news about GM (Genetic Modification or Manipulation) but what does it actually involve? In this lecture Liam Dolan will explain how scientists go about manipulating the instruction manuals of plants with illustrations from his own research.

Jan 10 2012

1hr 10mins

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