NYBG 14th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Brian J. Huntley: Kirstenbosch — The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa
The name Kirstenbosch resonates around the horticultural and gardening world as the home of a uniquely beautiful flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty. Situated in the Cape Floral Kingdom at the southern tip of Africa, it is the flagship of South Africa’s network of nine National Botanical Gardens. This richly illustrated lecture will describe the long history of botanical exploration in southern Africa, and the remarkable personalities and plants contributing to one of the world’s true botanic treasures. Since its formal establishment in 1913, Kirstenbosch has had a major influence on biodiversity science and conservation across Africa, as well as received 33 gold medals in 38 years at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Emeritus Professor Brian J. Huntley is a world renowned conservation scientist with more than 45 years of research and management experience—and a key figure in post–Apartheid conservation across southern Africa. A former CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the National Botanical Institute, he now consults for the UN on global conservation projects, and most recently authored Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa, a centenary celebration of the landmark garden.
CEUs: This lecture has been approved for two credit hours by the: AIA, APLD, and LA CES.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2900 Southern Blvd.
New York, NY
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