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Event: Darwin’s Childhood Garden Study Day (3/22/2016)

Darwin's Childhood GardenDarwin's Childhood Garden Study Day, Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 9.30 am-4.30pm.

Venues: University Centre Shrewsbury, The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ and Darwin's Childhood Garden, The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

This interdisciplinary study day provides a rare opportunity to discover and draw inspiration from Charles Darwin's childhood garden in Shrewsbury. Currently being restored by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, this is the site which sparked Darwin's boyhood imagination and his lifelong curiosity about the natural world.

The programme will include a series of workshops, talks by experts in the field, including the garden historian Susan Campbell, opportunities to contribute to ongoing horticultural and restoration work, and chances to develop creative responses to the garden. Participants will also be invited to contribute ideas for the site's future development. The study day aims to combine a range of different approaches to studying the garden and to bring together members of the public, academics, and students.

The event is co-organized by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and University Centre Shrewsbury.

Due to the nature of the site, some activities may not be fully accessible for those with limited mobility. Please contact us for further information if this is a concern.

Cost: £5, plus a suggested donation of £5 on the day. All proceeds will go towards the restoration of the garden. Lunch will be provided.

Booking is essential, and places are limited. Please contact j.piesse@chester.ac.uk

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