Our Herbarium has a huge collection of plants from parks & gardens. It was created by Manchester botanist, author & teacher Leopold Hartley Grindon to support his work encouraging people to take notice of the plants around them & get gardening.
Like photos from a holiday, Grindon said that the ‘thousands of the specimens serve as delightful reminders of pleasant hours in the long syne [old days]’ and mixed with articles and cuttings, it is a snapshot of Victorian era gardening.
If you have access to a window box, yard or garden, or even just a pot plant on the window ledge, why not get involved with a citizen science project? Greater Manchester is taking part in the City Nature Challenge between the 29 April and 2 May www.bnhc.org.uk/city-nature-challenge/
Whether you have a garden, pot plants or window boxes, Spring is the perfect time to do some gardening. It’s a good way to unwind & beneficial for well-being.