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The Brother Gardeners: the Royal Society and Britain’s obsession with gardening

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April
252008

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Andrea Wulf, author of The Brother Gardeners. Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession'

The tale of how a group of passionate plant collectors, botanists and explorers turned Britain into a nation of gardeners. The cast includes Peter Collinson, who brought the American wilderness to British parks; botanists Carl Linnaeus and Daniel Solander; and Sir Joseph Banks, who turned Kew into a storehouse of Empire.

www.andreawulf.com

The Brother Gardeners: the Royal Society and Britain’s obsession with gardening

Public lecture by Andrea Wulf, author of The Brother Gardeners. Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession'

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK