Reginald Farrer: Shotgun gardener, 18 December 2014
Regarded as one of Britain's bravest and most eccentric plant hunters, Reginald Farrer (born 1880) was a traveller, writer, plant collector, artist and rock-garden enthusiast who spent his childhood in the Yorkshire village of Clapham, finding inspiration in the mountain plants native to the Ingleborough fells. Throughout his life Farrer travelled widely, making expeditions to China, Korea, Japan and Upper Burma. He collected many species of alpine and rock plants which he introduced to the British landscape including, most famously, the Rhododendron.
Local historian and botanist Julian Harber will present on the travels and plant collections of Reginald Farrer. The event marks the close of Gintaras Didziapetris' Pavilion commission, Audi Fantasy.
18 December, 6-7.30pm
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