In this copiously illustrated talk, Jonathan Drori brings to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish ‘moss’ of Louisiana, by way of lotus, nutmeg and the obscure iboga, each story is full of surprises. And then of course, there’s the Dorset angle…
Prof. Jonathan Driori CBE is Trustee of The Eden Project, Ambassador for the WWF and previously a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Woodland Trust.
Tickets are FREE, but you must have one for entry – collect from the Thomas Hardye Reception (max 4 person).
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