Wednesday – 22 September 2021, 5.00–6.00 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. Via Zoom, no charge.
This presentation explored 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 and send thousands of plant specimens to herberia in Europe. The talk included a pictorial tour around La Trobe’s Jolimont garden noting his plant choices.
(La Trobe Society event )