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Come and experience the power of plants on Plant Power Day

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"Our Plant Power open day is a wonderful chance for everyone to come and learn about and be amazed by our relationship with plants"

The James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee are taking part in the international Fascination of Plants Day on Sunday 21st May with a celebration of the power of plants.

The free 'Plant Power’ event set amidst the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s beautiful collection of trees and shrubs, glasshouses, water garden and herb garden, will have a range of activities for all the family between 11am and 4pm.

These will include woodturning, face painting, badge making, plant printing, live music, meeting beekeepers, a garden trail, plant sale and birds of prey demonstrations.

There will also be fun plant science workshops, as Dr Sarah McKim, plant scientist at the University explained: “Plant Power Day is your chance to be a plant scientist: scientific staff will be running fun activities for all ages including raspberry DNA isolation, aphid displays, potato-powered lamps and botanising adventure trails.”

Botanic Garden Curator Alasdair Hood said: “The garden is all about plants and people - without plants there would be no people. Our Plant Power open day is a wonderful chance for everyone to come and learn about and be amazed by our relationship with plants or simply enjoy the beauty of the garden in Spring.”

Plant Power events are happening around the world as part of the Fascination of Plants 2017 programme to celebrate the importance of plant science in our everyday lives. For more information visit http://plantday.org.  

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.