£3 members, £5 non-members This talk will tell the untold story of the men who shaped Britain’s gardens, with help from a recently unearthed book of handwritten notes by young gardeners in
£3 members, £5 non-members
This talk will tell the untold story of the men who shaped Britain’s gardens, with help from a recently unearthed book of handwritten notes by young gardeners in support of their applications to be received into the Horticultural Society’s training scheme at their Chiswick Garden in the 1820s. Some of these men went on to work on Britain’s finest country estates, while others ended up tending more modest gardens or found themselves in exotic locations around the glove. Nevertheless, these previously hidden figures played a central role in the history of British horticulture and helped to shape the way we garden today.
Fiona Davison is Head of Libraries and Exhibitions at the Royal Horticultural Society. Her book, The Hidden Horticulturists: The Untold Story of the Men who Shaped Britain’s Gardens, was published in 2019.
The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.
Georgian Group members are eligible for a discount on their ticket by entering GGMEMBER at the checkout.
***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***
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This lecture is part of our Georgian Gardens and Landscapes series. The full list of lectures in the series is as follows:
Tuesday 2 March – Hidden Horticulturists
Tuesday 9 March – Marble Hill – A Garden of Grottos and Groves
Tuesday 16 March – William Kent: Garden Designer, Architect, Interior Designer
Tuesday 23 March – Vauxhall, Sex & Entertainment: The Invention of the Urban Pleasure Garden
Tuesday 30 March – Welsh Gardens and the Grand Tour
Tuesday 6 April – Follies: An Architectural Journey
Tuesday 13 April – The English Landscape Revolution
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm