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Victorian Plant Hunters and Botanical Art

Date Tuesday 11th April 2017
Time 12:00 until 13:00
Meet At Sheffield Reading Room
Organised By Sheffield Libraries
Description Victorian Plant Hunters and Botanical Art A talk with Patrick Harding and Jean Binney In this up close session, Patrick and Jean explore the influence of the great garden plant hunters such as Joseph Banks as well as the botanical artists such as Sydney Parkinson, who illustrated the plants newly introduced to Britain. They will also reveal some of the beautiful and rarely seen treasures from our own botanical art collection, usually hidden away in the Central Library Strong rooms. Patrick Harding is an ecologist, broadcaster, author and teacher. Jean Binney is a talented botanical illustrator and the Chair of the Northern Society of Botanical Art Places are FREE but must be booked through Eventbrite at
Contact Dan Marshall
Phone No. 0114 273 4723
Email dan.marshall [at]
Type of Event Talk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families No