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Growing the Social Role - Partnerships in the Community

22 December 2011
In 2011, BGCI supported three UK botanic gardens to develop their social roles through a programme of workshops and small-scale projects. Winterbourne House and Garden, part of the University of Birmingham, set up Urban Veg, a community based vegetable garden designed as a two way cultural exchange and learning experience for the Islamic communities of Birmingham and the Garden. Ness Botanic Garden. ran a series of science focused workshops for students from a deprived area of Liverpool. A year-long evaluation of the project was carried out by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries, University of Leicester.  Click here to read a summary of their evaluation.

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