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  Henslow laid out a path for Darwin’s evolutionary theories. It is somewhat ironic then that Darwin rejected the idea of God creating man just as Henslow gave over his life to religion.
The present-day garden was designed in two halves – the western side laid out from 1846, and the eastern half developed in the 1950s. Today it is home to a collection of more than 8,000 species. This diverse range of plants includes many threatened with extinction, as well as those for scientific research.
Visitors enjoying the changing colours of nature on a crisp autumnal research ties into global concerns about ‘ day
Professor Glover specialises in research to understand what attracts animal pollinators to flowers. This
Left: The Glasshouses and Main Lawn in spring Above: Passionflower - Passiflora quadrangularis Below: Jade vine - Strongylodon macrobotrys which is endangered in the wild
 All pictures courtesy of CUBG, copyright Howard Rice

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