Gardeners get set for summer at Botanic Garden

The Oxford Times: SEASONAL TIPS: Horticulturists Tom Price and Lily Friend, in navy blue shirts, share their knowledge with study group members Alison Paine, Graham West, Anne Phythian-Adams and Sylvia Lymbery Buy this photo » SEASONAL TIPS: Horticulturists Tom Price and Lily Friend, in navy blue shirts, share their knowledge with study group members Alison Paine, Graham West, Anne Phythian-Adams and Sylvia Lymbery

A SUMMER study group learnt gardening tips for this time of year at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden on Tuesday.

Visitors were given a tour of the gardens and were advised about pruning and cuttings techniques for the summer months.

Iffley village resident Anne Phythian-Adams, who is retired, was one of six people at the session.

She also attended the garden’s autumn and spring study events this year and said: “It was such a lovely day and I think the staff at botanic gardens do a great job of teaching people.

“I’m a keen gardener but it’s always nice to learn how to improve your technique.”

Gardens curator Tom Price, 32, from Oxford said: “It’s an ideal time for people to come and visit. The flowers are in full bloom and are looking fantastic.”

The University of Oxford Botanic Garden runs practical study mornings throughout the year. Visit botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk

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