Paradise Lost and Restored: 400 years of gardening in Oxfordshire
Non-members tickets for this talk will be available from Eventbrite from 19th April.
The Oxford Botanic garden was founded at the beginning of the 17th Century and its design bears all the hallmarks of 17th Century design. Through the next 400 years successive Horti Praefecti (Head Gardeners) changed the features reflecting the art of gardening, and very occasionally the science of botany. This talk looks at how the art of gardening has changed in four centuries in Oxfordshire.
Timothy Walker is a botanist, author and lecturer. Previously Horti Praefectus, and later Director, of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014, he now lectures in Plant Sciences at Somerville, Pembroke and Hertford Colleges, Oxford.