Well-traveled CCSU professor to offer program on gardens of the world in Berlin

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:55
Written by Adam Hushin


BERLIN - CCSU Emeritus Professor Richard W. Benfield will give a presentation on the world’s gardens Saturday at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

The event is titled “Around the World in 80 Gardens,” and will explore various types of gardens across seven continents, featuring three acres of gardens at the Singapore airport, the arid gardens of Australia, the tropical gardens of the Seychelles and Canary Islands, and the country gardens of his homeland, England.

The presentation will conclude with the gardens of the United States and Canada.

Information and images will come from his travels to botanic and private gardens in over 100 countries, as well as from his studies.

Benfield is an emeritus professor of geography at CCSU, where he teaches courses in human geography; plants, predators and parks; Russia and the European Union, and many courses in the department’s tourism track.

His current research interests lie in garden tourism and the use of tourism as a conservation tool.

The event will begin at 1 p.m.

For more information, or to register, call the library at 860-828-7126 or visit www.berlinpeck.org .

Posted in New Britain Herald, , Berlin on Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:55. Updated: Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:57.