March Meeting featuring John Mitchell of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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Plants from Wild to Cultivation:How Edinburgh Botanic Features and Grows New Plants

John Mitchell
John Mitchell travels extensively for Edinburgh Botanic Garden to document plants for their Hebarium and to collect seed. As the person in charge of the Alpine Collection in the Garden, John is uniquely positioned to talk to us about how plants make it from the wild into cultivation through the botanic garden.


John Mitchell

AfterJohn obtained his Horticultural qualification he worked at St Andrews Botanic Garden, Inverewe. For the last 30 years John has worked at Edinburgh Botanic Garden, the last 19 as Supervisor. His main duties are managing the Alpine Department which includes the Rock Garden, the Woodland Garden, the Alpine Area and most recently the New Alpine House. For the last 20 years John has co-led tours to Yunnan, Sichuan, Tibet, Iran and Alaska. He has also been on expeditions to Yunnan, Sichuan, Iran and most recently Russian republic of Altai, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.


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