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Vic Branch: The History of Garden Design Using Native Plants 1788-now

6 October 2020 @ 6:00 pm AEDT

Stuart Read will present an online lecture via Zoom – The History of Garden Design Using Native Plants 1788-now

We only started planting natives in the 1960s, didn’t we? Actually, no: that might be ‘round 3 or 4’. A skip through settlement history, tracing our waxing & waning attraction to and distraction from using native plants in gardens. Some ‘got it’ right from the start, others still find this a bit of a challenge! Why aren’t we celebrating our flora and why don’t we know more about using it? Who, when, how, what influences were important, links and cross-fertilisation from the nascent conservation movement, will all be touched on.

Stuart Read was raised in New Zealand, trained in horticulture, science and landscape architecture. He’s been nuts about plants since childhood, and about Australian ones since his first tree, aged 8: a Cootamundra wattle.

Tickets: AGHS members $5, Friends RBG $5, Non-members $10.

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Further Information: Contact Wendy Dwyer


6 October 2020
6:00 pm AEDT
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