|Bird of Paradise plant|
They seem to be in a bit of catch-22 situation. The University say that not enough people visit the site, but a bid for Heritage Lottery Funding in order to look at how the site could be made more sustainable (eg by increasing visitors) has had to be put to one side due to the University's decision. It all seems a bit short-sighted and very sad. There was a fantastic turnout at the gardens for the meetings with plenty of ideas being bandied around. If you want to get involved at all then you can follow/ contact the campaign on twitter or facebook.
I had bumped into an allotment neighbour and after the meeting we attended, had a good mooch around the Botanic Gardens, which really are fantastic. I had to have a good look at some of the carnivorous plants, weird things that they are.
|If you're a fly, steer well clear of these, they'll digest the heck out of you.|