[Taxacom] Save St Andrews Botanic Garden

Daniel Barker db60 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu Apr 25 08:46:28 CDT 2013

Dear Taxacom,

Please see Richard Abbott's announcement:

>Save St Andrews Botanic GardenŠŠŠ
>St Andrews Botanic Garden is under threat of closure due to insufficient
>funding. It was established by St Andrews University in the early 1960s
>and for the past 25 years has been leased to the local Council who have
>funded its maintenance and development as an educational and community
>facility. The lease runs out later this year and the Council is no longer
>willing to cover all of the running costs.
>The Garden is an absolute gem and a wonderful biodiversity resource. It
>contains >8,000 living plant species, i.e. ~3 times the total number of
>plant species occurring naturally in Britain. These are displayed in
>diverse open habitats (Heath, Rock, Woodland and Water) and a range of
>different glasshouse environments (Tropical, Temperate, Alpine and Hot
>Desert). It is located in the midst of St Andrews and is open daily to
>the public!
>You can sign a petition against the closure of the Garden by going to
>http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org and clicking on "Sign the Save the
>Garden Petition". Couldn't be easier. The petition closes on 5 May and
>will be presented to the University in June together with a business plan
>for the Garden's future development.
>Richard Abbott
>Professor Richard Abbott
>School of Biology
>University of St Andrews
>St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
>Email. rja at st-and.ac.uk

Thank you,


Daniel Barker
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No

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