Why is Oxford’s Botanic Garden making gin?

Wednesday 17th Jun 2020, 12.30pm

Established in 1621, the Oxford Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK. It has been – and remains – an invaluable resource for education, scientific research, and conservation. But recently it’s added another feather to its cap, teaming up with The Oxford Artisan Distillery to produce its very own ‘Physic Gin’. So what exactly is this gin, and what inspired Prof Simon Hiscock, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum, to take on this new endeavour?

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