Tour at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Date: 4th August

Time: 14:00-15:30

Admission: Museum Friends £4.50

                     Public £6.50

Book and pay by 24th July

Join us on this fascinating tour focusing on the University of Bristol Botanic Garden’s Chinese Herb Garden – the first dedicated traditional Chinese herb teaching centre in Europe. Wander through this Suzhou style garden with 200 different herbs; learn interesting facts about Chinese medicinal plants.

The cost of the Chinese Herb Garden tour includes entrance to the Botanic Garden and tour of other part of the garden.

University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG.Directions and Map download (429)

Rachel will be meeting you at the Welcome Lodge at 13:50.

Tour at the Holburne Museum

Date: Friday, 14th September

Time: 14:30-15:30

Admission: Free (Friends only event)

Please book by Tuesday 11th  September

We specially arranged this tour with the Curator of Decorative Arts of the Holburne Museum, Matthew Winterbottom. The tour will focus on the museum’s Oriental collection. Matthew will explain the idea and principle behind the display of these oriental objects, as well as other collections of the museum. Don’t miss out this rare opportunity to gain a detail insight of Sir Thomas William Holburne’s oriental tastes.

April – Talk: Letters from Hankow

Date: Thursday, 26th April 18:30-19:30,  book by 24th April

Admission: Free

Tony Beckingsale talks about his book on Laura Beckingsale’s personal saga during one of China’s most tumultuous periods, the years before and during the 1911 Chinese Revolution. Tony is the great nephew of Laura. He took care of her in the last five years of her life and compiled the book from her old letters and tape recordings.

The book shares Laura’s thoughts and vivid experiences as a Western witness of the Revolution. This is a great opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into the turning point of China’s history that shaped it from an empire to a republic.