Garden History Talks 2017
Our Garden History talks this year include sessions on Himalayan plant hunters, Saffron, Shakespeare and Flowers galore.
There are eight Garden History talks in total; five of these are linked sessions led by Garden Historian Dr Twigs Way, which will explore ‘Flowers in art and culture’. Each of these talks, which may be taken individually or collectively as a series, will focus on an individual plant, exploring their origins, discovery, history, and cultural significance. Through examining literature, art, myth, religion and even medicines, Twigs will build a vision of the role of each of these flowers both in and out of the garden. You will encounter gods, artists, plant hunters, designers, breeders, writers and poets. Although there will be an emphasis on Europe and America in art and literature we will also explore other cultural aspects.