Inaugural Max Walters Lecture: Gardens, Gardening and Plant Conservation
The Plant Heritage Cambridgeshire Group is delighted to announce that to mark their 30th anniversary Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE will be giving the inaugural Max Walters Lecture on Gardens, gardening and plant conservation. Dame Fiona recently retired as Director General of The National Trust with oversight for a great many heritage gardens and National Collections. She is now Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Dr Max Walters was Director of the Botanic Garden from 1973-1983. Max also served as Curator of the Cambridge University Herbarium from 1947 to 1973 and was University Lecturer in Botany. He was a founder member of the Cambridge and Isle of Ely Naturalist’s Trust and was a key figure in conserving Wicken Fen. Max was a keen gardener and the correct classification of garden plants became a passion. His research collection of ladymantles, Alchemilla, became one of the Garden’s nine National Collections under the scheme administered by Plant Heritage, with which Max was deeply involved.
In 1984, Walters received the Victoria Medal from the RHS in recognition of his contributions to botany and botanic gardens, and eleven years later was awarded the Linnaean Medal for Botany for his work on British plants.
The lecture takes place at 2.30pm on Saturday 9 November 2013 in the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College, followed by tea in the Old Library.
Please note that you must apply to Plant Heritage for tickets using the application form from the link left or you can call the Plant Heritage national office and make a credit card booking on 01483 447540 during office hours. The Garden is not selling tickets to this lecture.
2pm for 2.30pm start
£10 for Plant Heritage members, £15 for others
To apply for tickets please call the Plant Heritage national office 01483 447540 during office hours to make a credit card booking, or download and complete the booking form from the link to the left.
The Queen's Building, Emmanuel College
Dr Max Walters