In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker with Seamus O’Brien

When:
October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-10-25T19:30:00+01:00
2018-10-25T21:00:00+01:00
Where:
Antrim Old Courthouse
Market Square
Antrim
BT41 4AW
Cost:
IGPS Members Free (Paid by Society) Visitors:   £5.00
Contact:
Barbara Kelso
07449 484050
In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker with Seamus O'Brien @ Antrim Old Courthouse

‘In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker’ with Seamus O’Brien 

This is a lecture and book-signing event with books for sale on the evening.

 

Joseph Dalton Hooker ranks as the greatest botanical explorer of the 19th century.  From 1848-1851, he explored the Himalayan ranges of east Nepal and Sikkim, discovering a plethora of new plants, the seeds of which he sent to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Some of those seedlings found their way to Ireland and inspired by those growing at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Seamus O’Brien led four expeditions ‘In the Footsteps of Joseph Dalton Hooker’.  His talk (and book signing) recounts those journeys.

Seamus O’Brien is Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow.

Books, signed by Seamus, will be available at a discounted price.

This is our Autumn lecture in Association with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Refreshments provided, plant raffle on evening. Everyone is welcome!