Darwin's Childhood Garden Study Day

22nd March 2016

This interdisciplinary study day provides a rare opportunity to discover and draw inspiration from Charles Darwin's Childhood Garden in Shrewsbury.  Currently being restored by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, this is the site which sparked Darwin's boyhood imagination and his lifelong curiosity about the natural world.

The programme will include  a visit to the  garden, talks by experts in the field including the garden historian Susan Campbell, opportunities to contribute to ongoing horticultural and restoration work, and chances to develop your own creative responses to the garden.  Participants will also be invited to contribute ideas for the site's future development.  The study day aims to combine a range of different approaches to studying the garden and to bring together members of the public, academics and students. 

The event is co-organised by Shropshire Wildlife Truist and Universite Centre Shrewsbury.

Due to the nature of the site, some activities may not be fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Further information can be obtained from the contact details below.. 

Cost: Suggested donation of £10 on the day. Lunch will be provided provided free of charge.

Booking is esssential as places will be limited.  Please contact Dr. Jude Piesse at j.piesse@chester.ac.uk for further information.


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