The ‘Two Dragons Garden’ project aims to foster knowledge and cultural exchange between Wales and China, with support from the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Please check the project website for regular updates and blogs.
We have a range of initiatives under the umbrella of the Two Dragons Garden:
1) Development of Chinese medicinal plants collection at Treborth
Funded by the Confucius Institute, this new collection will promote greater awareness about Chinese cultural uses of plants, attract the Chinese community to Treborth and provide an excellent teaching resource for the new MSc in Plant Conservation.
2) Training programmes for graduates in horticulture and environmental education
This is funded by the British Council with match funding in-kind from Bangor University, XTBG and CUBG. We will develop new training courses in environmental education and horticulture.
3) Exchange of staff and students for research
As I am travelling between Bangor and Xishuangbanna frequently, it’s more fun to bring others along with me! This year students are coming from Wales to carry out their MSc and undergraduate research projects in China. In October, students from XTBG will come to Treborth to help develop the new Chinese garden.
Here a some photos from the project launch on May 8th 2014: