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Wondrous and Beautiful Plants from Decades of Travels Around the World: A t...

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Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

631 Berwyn Baptist Road

Devon, PA 19333

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Presented by Harold E. Sweetman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens.

Join Harold Sweetman for his final lecture before retiring after 33 years as Executive Director of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. This colorful lecture highlights many remarkable plant discoveries. With an eye toward the botanical, you will visit some of the most remote regions in the world. Dr. Sweetman’s first expedition was to Yunnan, China on the border with Tibet in 1993, with trips over the following years to Arunachal Pradesh, India, Chile, Panama, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and even the US. Historically, exotic travel and plant exploration was for the elite and the wealthiest plant collectors. Today, if you are intrepid and armed with your camera, you can still discover rare glimpses of the rich global diversity of plants, peoples, and local cultures that have remained largely unchanged for centuries.

“This armchair adventure travel experience is much preferred to the leech infested forests of Arunachal Pradesh, India where there are 72 different species of leeches or the incessant winds of Patagonia, or breathless botanizing at 14,000 ft. elevations, or the Atacama Desert - driest place on earth, stark and lifeless.” says Dr. Sweetman.

Free of charge. All are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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