Ann Cripps, a garden lover and historian who has lectured and written for many years on all aspects of Tasmanian garden history, has published a book, Gardeners, plant collectors, friends: Hobart Town and beyond.
The book is the result of many years of research in libraries and other institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom.
In her talk on Tuesday 18 October from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Ann will focus on the fascinating network of gardeners and plant collectors with links to the Allport collection who have contributed to the horticultural history of Van Diemen’s Land.
Image: Allport, Mary Morton, Evett & Grouse / M.M.A., drawing Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania. https://stors.tas.gov.au/AUTAS001124060526w800