Those there will note that none of the awful pictures I took were suitable and I made arrangements to get a better picture of her. For those who were there I think you will agree this is much better
This one has been chosen and will be in the exhibition, but we thought you may like to know more about the event
Here is what we know so far
If that's whetted your appetite look in here at the blog a little closer to the date and we should have more informationHi Andy,
We are in the process of writing the official introduction for our exhibition, but I can give you some advance info. We have a working title now, 'Inspirational Botanists - Women in Wales', the exhibition will be held in the Gallery at the Botanic Gardens (opposite the gift shop) for the month of March with the official opening on March 8th to co-incide with International Womens' Day. We will focus on 11 women:
1. Lady Caroline Wilkinson 1822 - 1881 Amateur botanist and artist from Gower2. Eleanor Vachell 1879 - 1948 Amateur botanist from Glamorgan3. Mary A.E. Richards 1885 - 1977 botanist, Merionethshire4. Elsie Wakefield 1886 - 1972 mycologist, Swansea and Gower5. Irene Vaughan 1889 - 1993 field botanist and County recorder Carmarthenshire6. Prof Lily Newton 1893 - 1977 phycologist, prof of botany Aberystwyth7. Janet Macnair 1903 - 1975 amateur botanist Monygomeryshire8. Ann Connolly 1917 - 2010 professional botanist, Lleyn and Bardsey9. Dr Mary E. Gillham 1921 - botanist, naturalist and writer, Welsh Islands10. Dr Helgi Opik 1936 - plant cell biologist and senior lecturer Swansea11. Dr Dianne Edwards Palaeobotanist, Cardiff12. Dr Lynne Boddy Mycologist, Cardiff13. Dr Natasha de Vere Plant researcher, NBGW
Yes, I know I said 11, two have been removed from the list as there was insufficient information available to include them, and as neither of them were 'mine', I can't recall who they were.
Sorry Andy, I will find out!