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Lunar Lectures on the night of the full moon

August 2021

Lunar Lecture – Erasmus Darwin’s Gardens by Professor Paul Elliott

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD
£6.00

Erasmus Darwin’s Gardens by Professor Paul Elliott, Derby University  The role of the botanic garden near Lichfield in Erasmus Darwin’s career is well known, especially the inspiration it provided for his poetry, but he also kept gardens and what he called an orchard or farm when living in Derby. This talk examines the relationships between Darwin’s gardens at Lichfield and Derby and his work in medicine, botany and natural history, represented especially by the Botanic Garden (1791), Zoonomia (1794/6) and…

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