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C J LA TROBE; JOLIMONT PLANTSMAN
September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage Annual Lecture
This presentation will explore how Governor La Trobe’s school days in England and his travel experiences further afield as a young adult fostered his interest in the natural world, which led him to seek out the plants of Port Phillip, create a beautiful garden at Jolimont (as well as send thousands of plant specimens to herbaria in Europe). The talk includes a pictorial tour around La Trobe’s Jolimont garden noting his plant choices.
Speaker: Helen Botham, garden history researcher, author of ‘La Trobe’s Jolimont: A Walk Round My Garden,’ and coordinator La Trobe’s Cottage management team.
[Caption of image if appropriate:
Edward La Trobe Bateman, Tool house, 1853, Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria]