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John Bartram: The King’s Gardener

April 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Kirk R. Brown as John Bartram

Kirk R. Brown as John Bartram

April’s Regional History Colloquium features John Bartram: The King’s Gardener, a dramatic presentation of the life and times of America’s first botanist, inveterate traveler, collector, and father of the nursery industry in the original thirteen colonies. Portrayed by Kirk R. Brown, John Bartram welcomes you to the horitcultural history of America as it began in Philadelphia and Penn’s Woods. His story starts with the very beginning of the international world of plant discovery and identification. Bartram’s humor, passion, and achievements will entertain, inspire, and awe as he shares his hope for the future of the earth and the people who inhabit it.

Kirk R. Brown is the current Treasurer of the Garden Writers Assocation and has served that organization in many other volunteer capacities. He is a horticulturist, world-recognized botanist, key note speaker, business lecturer, and dramatist appearing across the United States and Canada. Brown is also a recipient of the Pennsylvania Nursery and Landscape Association “Green Achiever” Award for advancing horticulture in Pennsylvania among many additional accolades.

The colloquium John Bartram: The King’s Gardener will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Ryder Hall at LancasterHistory.org, 230 N President Avenue, Lancaster. A social gathering will begin at 4pm, followed by the lecture from 4:30-5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

The 2015-2016 Regional History Colloquium is sponsored by our friends at SmartLife VIA Willow Valley.


April 14, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Categories:
History, LectureScience


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230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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