• Curiosity and Instruction: British and Irish Botanic Gardens and their Audiences, 1760–1800

      Hickman, Clare; University of Chester (White Horse Press, 2018-02-01)
      The physic garden, associated with medical institutions and predominantly for the purpose of training medical students, or for the growing of commercial drugs by apothecaries, was transformed across Europe in the late-eighteenth century. New botanic gardens were created that were organised for the benefit of new audiences extending beyond medical students to those interested in botanical science, agricultural improvements and seeing at first-hand new botanic introductions from around the globe.