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‘Inspirational Botanists – Women of Wales’ exhibition

March 2012

Mary Gillham was one of 13 botanist recognised by the National Botanic garden for their contribution to botanical sciences and on International Women's day 2012, Mary attended the launch ceremony.

The 13 botanists celebrated in the exhibition, with their specific links to Wales, were:
Lady Caroline Wilkinson, 1822-1881, amateur botanist/artist, Gower
Eleanor Vachell, 1879-1948, amateur botanist, Glamorgan
Mary Richards, 1885-1977, botanist/plant collector, Merionethshire
Elsie Wakefield, 1886-1972, mycologist, early life Swansea, Gower
Irene Vaughan, 1889-1993, field botanist/county recorder, Carmarthenshire
Professor Lily Newton, 1893-1981, phycologist, Aberystwyth University
Janet Macnair, 1903-1975, amateur botanist, Montgomeryshire
Ann Conolly, 1917-2010, botanist, Lleyn and Bardsey
Dr Mary Gillham, 1921-   botanist, naturalist/writer, Welsh islands
Dr Helgi Opik, 1936-   , botanist/senior lecturer, UW Swansea
Professor Dianne Edwards, 1942-  palaeobotanist, Cardiff University
Professor Lynne Boddy, 1955-   mycologist, Cardiff University
Dr Natasha De Vere, 1973-   botanist, National Botanic Garden of Wales