An historical overview of Australian botanic gardens by Richard Aitken

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Summer House image provided by Richard Aitken for his lecture
Summer House image provided by Richard Aitken for his lecture

We have received an invitation as follows:

To the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens

I have been invited, on the recommendation of Tim Entwisle, by the Commonwealth Heritage Forum to give an illustrated lecture as part of its ‘Botanical Gardens of the Commonwealth and their Built Heritage’ series. My lecture, entitled ‘An historical overview of Australian botanic gardens’, will be live streamed next Wednesday, 25 May 2022, at 8 30pm AEST, as per the accompanying link:

The stream will be live but I understand the lecture will also be available afterwards on YouTube via the CHF website. The lecture is free of charge, but viewers must book via the link to participate in the live stream. The evening timing has been chosen to accommodate a wide variety of international time zones.

I agreed to assist the CHF by promoting the lecture to local audiences, so anything you can do to publicise this event to AAFBG members would I’m sure be greatly appreciated by the Commonwealth Heritage Forum. It seems a great opportunity to showcase Australian (no NZ content I am afraid) botanic gardens to an international audience, one that, I imagine, will be professional and generalist in its makeup rather than academic.

Best wishes
Richard Aitken