2nd December 2013

The countdown has begun to the 400th birthday of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and the University Herbaria, in 2021. This will mark 400 years of botanical teaching and research at the University of Oxford.

Over the next 400 weeks, a special new project will be highlighting 400 different plants of cultural and scientific importance from the University’s collections.

The project can be followed on Twitter @Plants400 and on the specially created website
http://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/plants400. This will act as a database to enable people to find out more about each featured plant and to see images of the plant growing in the Botanic Garden or at Harcourt Arboretum, or preserved as a valuable specimen in one of the University Herbaria.

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