David Coutts ‘Botanic gardens: where did they come from?’

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Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

David is the immediate past President of the Friends. He is an agricultural economist who has worked in Europe at FAO and OECD.

In the talk David takes a look at the history of botanic gardens, how the concept evolved and focuses on some of the really historic gardens that still exist, especially in Europe.