Lecture by Robert Betteridge (NLS), Nick Holmes (NMS) and Lorna Mitchell (RBGE)
Thursday 30 April 2020 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Following his appointment as “Intendant” of the Physic Garden by the founders Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour James Sutherland went on to obtain a Regius Professorship of Botany and appointment to the position of King’s Botanist. In this talk we will learn more about the one of the founders of the Garden that was to become the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and explore Sutherland’s catalogue, the Hortus Medicus Edinburgensis (1683) of the plants growing in that Garden.
This is a joint lecture organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).
Tickets are free of charge and popular, and booking in advance is required. Booking details can be found here on the RBGE website.
Venue: Science Buildings Lecture Theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Doors open at 5.30pm, lecture starts at 6pm, followed by a short reception.
Please arrive at the Botanic Garden main reception at 20a Inverleith Row to access the lecture theatre.
Lothian buses 8, 23 and 27 all stop outside 20a Inverleith Row, and there is public street parking nearby. (N.B. Please avoid arriving at the East Gate public entrance on Inverleith Row or the John Hope Gateway entrance on Arboretum Place).
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