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Chris-thorogood
Chris Thorogood

Weird Plants

Chris Thorogood

Friday, 12 October 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room

£6.50 - £12.50

Event sponsored by

Author, artist and botanist Dr Chris Thorogood shares his passion for the bizarre in the plant world from the well-known Venus fly trap to the lesser-known parasitic devil’s guts, monkey-face orchid and a tropical tree with flowers that resemble a pair of red lips.

Thorogood introduces plants that trick, dupe, steal and kill and aims to demonstrate plant behaviour, inter-relationships between plants, their interdependence with animals and the nature of evolution. The talk is accompanied by his own oil paintings of the plants he has observed.

Thorogood is a botanist at the University of Oxford with a particular interest in the plants of the Mediterranean and parasitic plants. He is author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean, shortlisted for the Garden Media Guild, and co-author of Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Algarve.

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Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock