Dr Meredith Fletcher

‘Jean Galbraith: Writing for Gardeners’

Thursday July 15 (6 for 6.30 pm)

Venue: Mueller Hall, The Herbarium, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

Cost per lecture: $15 members AGHS, $20 Non-members, $5 Students-with student card.

All Enquiries to Kathy Wright: 9596 2041 kwright1@bigpond.com.

As a botanist, gardener and conservationist, Jean Galbraith spent a lifetime writing about plants in the bush and the garden. Her first gardening article was published in 1926, when she was nineteen, and she was still writing for gardeners in the 1990s.

This talk explores Jean Galbraith’s contribution to Australian garden writing, including her passionate promotion of growing native plants, her autobiographical style and her celebration of beauty in even-day life. It considers the source of her inspiration and her ability to evoke a flower, a colour or a scent that delighted and informed readers for over sixty years.

Gippsland historian, Dr Meredith Fletcher, is researching a biography of Jean Galbraith.

Garden History Society, Victorian Branch: http://www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au/branches/victoria/