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Banks Memorial Lecture by Terry Hatch

Banks Memorial Lecture by Terry Hatch

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  • Thu 18 May ’17, 8:00pm – 9:00pm


Pukekohe Park, 222-250 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission



The Banks Memorial Lecture is a free lecture open to the public.

It commemorates Sir Joseph Banks, botanist on Captain Cook's first voyage to New Zealand. During a later distinguished scientific career, Banks was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London.

Notable plantsman and conservationist Terry Hatch will speak about a history of the Subantarctic Islands and his adventures there during his visit in summer 2016. This lecture will have a wealth of illustrations of the amazing flora and fauna he encountered.

Terry Hatch is a horticulturist and conservationist. He has nearly 50 years of dedication to breeding plants, island revegetation, and the promotion of horticulture through his writing and speaking engagements. He won a Supreme Award for Horticultural Excellence at the Ellerslie Flower Show.

He has been an active member of the Friends of the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens for more than 20 years, was President from 2001 to 2003, and became a life member in 2007. He is a founding member of the International Plant Propagators’ Society, New Zealand Region, becoming President in 2007 and serving as International President of the Society.

His nursery, Joy Plants, near Auckland, has been highly regarded among horticulturists for more than 30 years. In the 2017 New Year Honours list Terry Hatch received an ONZM for services to horticulture.

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