Economic Botany Today with Professor David Mabberley



Date: Wednesday and Thursday, 24-25 October 2018
Time: 9am to 5pm
Where: Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden (see visitor information)
Cost: $550 earlybird rate (if paid by 31 August), $695 standard rate

Professor David Mabberley is again returning to Adelaide Botanic Garden this October to deliver his fifth intimate lecture series - don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the world's great botanical minds!

Our daily lives are full of close encounters with the plant kingdom - including food, textiles, medicines, drugs, dyes, pesticides and spices. In Mabberley's two-day Masterclass you'll learn about the fascinating world of what is, in fact, the human side of plant-animal interactions.

This course is not only for botanists and ethnobotanists, but for all those interested in the biological basis of human society. The course will teach a far deeper understanding of plants; how they have shaped our past and how they can impact our future.

Economic Botany Today includes lunches, morning and afternoon teas, Garden and Museum tours and a botanical cocktail party at the Masterclass' conclusion.

How do I book?

Head to Eventbrite to book your spot to learn from a botanical master in a small and intimate group setting!

More information

Download a copy of the course flyer for more information and the course program.

Check out the Botanic Gardens full 2018 Masterclass schedule, offering you the chance to learn the latest gardening and horticulture techniques.

About Professor David Mabberley AM

Formerly Director of the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Executive Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust in Sydney.

With degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge and 20 years as a Tutorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, David Mabberley has had a distinguished botanical career in academia and is recognised as an eminent botanist, historian and authority on botanical art. Currently, he is an Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford, and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

David Mabberley is a prolific author with almost 300 publications including 20 books. The indispensable Mabberley’s Plant-Book is a classic botanical reference which gives an overview of the world’s flora and is currently in its fourth edition.