Thyme in Beijing

In December 2006 I gave a Powerpoint presentation to my Herts & Beds NCCPG group entitled 'Thyme in Beijing', using the photographs I took in Beijing and on the field trip to Shui Mu Gong.

In August 2006 I was invited by Professor Jiang Chunqian of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), Beijing, to advise on their project to introduce Thymus species and cultivars to China.  In addition to the presentations which I gave at the University for the Thymus project, I was taken on visits to The Great Wall at Badaling, Tian'An Men Square and The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Botanical Gardens.  Dr. Zhao Huien of Beijing Forestry University took me on a field trip to Shui Mu Gong, the forest park outside Zhang Jiakou, north west of Beijing, where Thymus mongolicus grows and we found several colonies of this species growing on the hillsides.

I have now produced a modified version of the Thyme in Beijing presentation, suitable for viewing on this website.  It can be viewed from the beginning, or by clicking on the appropriate venue name on the left.

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Introduced January 2007