The Diplomatic Gardener. Richard Schomburgk: Explorer and Botanic Garden Director

By: Payne, Pauline

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Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with colour & black and white plates, photographs and drawings. Inscribed to previous owner by author. 201 pages In March 1849 a young man sailed from Hamburg to begin a new life in South Australia. Trained as a gardener, he had already seized the opportunity to join a lengthy and hazardous expedition of exploration to British Guiana. Then, with wide experience as a farmer and vigneron behind him, he went to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens as second director 1865-1891. He became one of the most notable introducers of plants [both ornamental and utilitarian] in Australia. In this beautifully produced book, Dr Pauline Payne tells his story from German beginnings, the difficult exploration in British Guiana and his contribution to his new homeland, Australia.

Title: The Diplomatic Gardener. Richard Schomburgk: Explorer and Botanic Garden Director

Author Name: Payne, Pauline

Categories: Gardening,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: North Adelaide, Jeffcott Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0646485288

ISBN Number 13: 9780646485287

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID301249

Keywords: botanic gardens Gardeners Gardening Gardening history Plants Richard Schomburgk SA History Schomburgk,