Garden history lectures at the SAHAAS library

October to December 2017

By Liz Rolfe

PLEASE NOTE: as of Friday 22 September only a handful of places are available for the talks. See below.

Following the success of the course in garden history mounted by the Society in March this year, Kate Harwood has agreed to give a series of three short lectures this autumn. These will explore particular topics which fired the imaginations of the spring group. This is the programme:

Thursday 5 October - GARDEN CITIES - 1 place
The radical, green alternative to insanitary and congested 19th century urban development.

Thursday 9 November* - PLANT HUNTERS (and their grisly fates!) - 3 places
The courageous men - botanists and frontiersmen – who brought us home our wealth of garden plants.

Thursday 7 December - THE LANDSCAPES OF JANE AUSTEN AND HUMPHRY REPTON - 1 place
In Austen’s books the Georgian landscape is as important as its drawing rooms. 

Cost: just £5 per talk; book all three for £12.

Time: 2.30pm; each talk lasting one hour

Venue: SAHAAS library, off the Sandridge Road

*Please also note that the date for the 'Plant Hunters' talk has been rearranged to 9 November rather than 2 November as originally advertised in the August newsletter.

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