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Changing Model of Botanical Gardens Topic for Feb. 5

knoxville-botanical-gardens-jim-richardsJim Richards, Executive Director of the Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, will present “What If? The Changing Model of Botanical Gardens” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, February 5 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The model of Botanical Gardens is changing from what was once a place where plants were collected and showcased to a place where people come to interact with the natural world. Richards will look at that history, where we came from and where we are headed, using Knoxville Botanical Gardens as an example.

The UT Science Forum takes place in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Rooms C-D. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it at the Arena. The 40-minute presentation is followed by a Q&A.

The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public.