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Joseph Banks – Australia’s first botanist

Sunday 01 October 2017 14:30 - Sunday 01 October 2017 16:00

A look at this fascinating Lincolnshire man; his voyage with Captain Cook; his work as unofficial director at Kew; his new plant introductions and the reason he is known as the 'Father of Australia'.

About eighty species of plants are named after him. He transferred bread fruit to the West Indies, became President of the Royal Society, was a founder member of the Horticultural Society, and even sent plant hunters to China.

About the speaker:

Andrew Sankey began his garden design business in 1990 and has since designed everything from tiny front gardens in England to vast turf mazes in Minnesota, USA. His lecturing started in the late 1980s when he ran courses at Field Study Centres across the UK. He has since gone on to give talks and run courses throughout the UK and do a yearly lecture tour in the USA.

 

Who is it suitable for?

16+

What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up on the day

 

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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens

 

 

Venue Details

Lecture Theatre