Wednesday – 26 May 2021, 5.30 –7.30 pm.
‘C J La Trobe: Jolimont plantsman’. Speaker: Helen Botham, garden history researcher, author of La Trobe’s Jolimont: A Walk Round My Garden, and coordinator La Trobe’s Cottage management team. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Cnr A’Beckett and William Streets, Melbourne.
This presentation will explore how Charles La Trobe’s school days and his travel experiences as a young adult fostered his interest in the natural world which led him to seek out the plants of Port Phillip and to create a beautiful garden at Jolimont. The talk includes a pictorial tour around La Trobe’s Jolimont garden noting his plant choices. Refreshments (from 5.30pm).
(La Trobe Society event – guests are welcome)