A little bit of Surrey in the sun? A hundred years of the national botanic gardens of Burma

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by Charles Boot
Mar ’13
6:30 pm

A little bit of Surrey in the sun?
A hundred years of the national botanic gardens of Burma

Dr David Marsh,
Garden History Researcher/Lecturer

6.30 pm, Wednesday 6 March,
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street

Maymyo was a poor relation in the family of Kew-inspired tropical botanic gardens. Established late in colonial rule by ‘amateurs’, it quickly suffered from staff turnover and uncertainty as to its role. After the war and independence it fell further into decline but has recently been ‘privatized’ by the government. Uncovering its story has been difficult but offers a different perspective on the history and political role of botanic gardens and their possible future in the developing world.

At The Gallery: 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ (Farringdon Tube Station)
Doors open at 6pm, lectures start at 6.30 pm
£8 for GHS members booking in advance; £10 for all tickets purchased at the door.
Ticket includes one glass of wine.

Season ticket for all five lectures: members £43; non members £54.
Tickets may be booked in advance by post using the Booking Form or bought at the door on the night from 6pm.
Due to the costs of administration, we regret there will be no refunds.
If you are unable to attend, please pass your ticket to someone else.

Please return your completed Booking Form to:
The Garden History Society, Winter Lectures 2013,
70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ,
together with a stamped self-addressed envelope and your cheque for the total amount made out to The Garden History Society.
For further information and availability of seats, please contact
or phone: 020 7608 2409

Lectures at The Gallery, Cowcross Street, are supported by Alan Baxter and Associates

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