2018 Redmond Barry Fellowship lecture

Dulcie Hollyock Room, ground floor, Baillieu Library.

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‘Garden State: the Wardian Case, Australia and the Plant Trade’

Dr Luke Keogh, 2017 Redmond Barry Fellow

Dr Keogh will present the outcomes of his research into the Wardian case, a simple portable greenhouse used for moving live plants. Invented in1829 by the London doctor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, the case revolutionised the movement of plants around the globe. Australia, with its long history of gardening and horticulture, offers a fascinating location to understand the history of the global plant trade.