Drawing on her recent, much acclaimed biography Strange Blooms, the curious lives and adventures of the John Tradescants, writer Jennifer Potter explores the meaning of 'curiosity' to 17th century gardeners and collectors. She will ask questions such as who were 'the curious' and what were they curious about? Where did the Tradescants fit in, with their passion for exotic fauna and flora, and the humbler natives found on British soil? In celebrating the lives and achievements of these two very different men, you will be taken back to the great age of exploration and discovery, and ask what we can learn from the Tradescants today. The museum's organic caf will serve food, and wine will also be available.