Lecture by Tony Kirkham “Following in the Footsteps of Wilson in China”

Tony Kirkham, Head of Arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will be giving a lecture to the Somerset Gardens Trust and we would very much like to invite members of the Hardy Plant Society to come to this event.

Tony Kirkham went to China with Mark Flanagan to follow in the footsteps of E H Wilson. Sadly Mark, who was the Assistant Ranger at Saville Gardens, died suddenly and tragically at a young age. Working at Kew is the top job in arboriculture. Tony and his team manage some 14,000 trees and share their passion for trees with the visitors to Kew. He has been on several plant collecting expeditions in East Asia, including South Korea, the Russian Far East, China and Japan to add to Kew’s collection and replace trees lost in the Great Storm of 1987. You may have seen him on television talking trees with Dame Judy Dench.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served after the lecture. We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Please use this PDF to apply for tickets or email Sue Hatherell as instructed within the PDF.

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