American Eden: How Edinburgh Inspired the First Public Botanic Garden in the US
This lively, illustrated talk by historian Victoria Johnson features her new book, American Eden. Recently nominated for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History, the book tells the story of the remarkable life of American physician and botanist, Dr David Hosack.
David Hosack (1769-1835) was a young American student of Scottish descent (his father was from Elgin) when he arrived to study medicine in Edinburgh in 1792. While here, Hosack was introduced to botany by his medical professors. This experience ended up changing the course not only of American botany but also the shape of New York City.
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Price: £7 Full Price / £5 Members
Venue: Science Buildings: Lecture Theatre @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Dates: Tuesday 18th June 2019
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Tuesday 18th June 2019
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