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In Memory of Banks and Solander


Tue 22 Oct 2019, 11:00am–11:45am
Wed 23 Oct 2019, 7:00am–9:00pm
Wed 23 Oct 2019, 11:00am–11:45am
Thu 24 Oct 2019, 11:00am–11:45am
Sun 27 Oct 2019, 11:00am–11:45am

Where: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • NZ Flora Collections: $10.00
  • Curation and Creation: $10.00
  • Daily guided walk: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: gardensevents

250 years ago, botanists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander accompanied Captain Cook on his voyage to Aotearoa and collected the first herbarium samples.

Celebrate the anniversary of these first collections with the Friends of the Botanic Gardens during October.

11am, Saturday 9 to Sunday 27 October
Enjoy a free guided walk daily and discover a number of plants named for Banks and Solander in the Botanic Gardens.
Meet at the Kiosk.

4pm, Sunday 20 October
NZ Flora Collections
Join Ewen Cameron, Curator of Botany at Auckland Museum, and discover the first descriptions, illustrations and scientific collections of the New Zealand Flora.
Meet at the Kiosk, $5 for members, $10 non members.

7pm, Wednesday 23 October
Creation and Curation: 1769 Garden
Join Malcolm Rutherford, Curator of the 1769 Garden, to learn about the development of this unique garden, how it is used and the stories woven into the design.

Meet at the Kiosk, $5 for members, $10 non members.


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