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WE’RE ALL USING WILD PLANTS: LET’S ENSURE THEY ARE HARVESTED SUSTAINABLY!

10:00am-4:00pm daily from Thursday 31 March until Sunday 10 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Brookside or Station Road entrance gates, CB2 1JE

This April, in collaboration with TRAFFIC and the FairWild Foundation, Cambridge University Botanic Garden will be highlighting plants that are harvested directly from the wild to make everyday consumer products such as teas, cosmetics and herbal remedies. Come and find us in the Glasshouse Range during the Cambridge Festival and discover which of your favourite products have wild plant ingredients. You’ll also be introduced to the plants that are the most likely to be at risk of over-harvesting, known as the Wild Dozen.

Around 3,000 medicinal and aromatic plants are traded internationally, with the majority (60-90%) harvested directly from the wild. Unfortunately most wild plants are harvested and traded with little consideration for sustainability or whether local harvesters are fairly paid or treated with dignity and respect for the products they produce. FairWild certification allows you to know that your favourite products are being made with ingredients that were harvested ethically and fairly.

Discover more between 31 March and 10 April in the Botanic Garden.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

No booking required, exhibition is available during normal garden opening hours with normal garden entry fee.

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Exhibition
Timing: In person
Cost: Normal Garden Admission applies
Theme: Environment, Discovery
Accessibility: Full access
Image copyright: Howard Rice

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