Zoom talk: Restoring Audley End’s Walled Kitchen Garden, a talk by Michael Thurlow

Date: Saturday 20 February 2021

Club: Surrey Gardens Trust

Contact: Sheri Sticpewich

Email: eventssgt@gmail.com

Website: http://www.surreygardenstrust.org.uk/

A brief history of Victorian Kitchen Gardens will be followed by a presentation of the restoration of the walled kitchen garden at Audley End in Essex. Starting from scratch, Michael was fortunate to have the 1874 diary of a journeyman gardener to help him with the project, which also included the restoration of the vinery and backsheds.

Michael started his gardening career at Dyffryn Gardens where he rose to Head Gardener. After a brief spell as a horticultural lecturer, he returned to practical gardening as Director of Gardens at Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire and Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland, before moving to Essex in 1999 to restore the Victorian Kitchen Garden at Audley End House.

This online talk starts at 2pm.
Tickets are £4 for Surrey Gardens Trust Members and £6 for non-members.
Please book via Eventbrite, using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/130653103951

Please note that Zoom links will be sent out to all participants with a firm booking at least one week in advance and another reminder 48 hours in advance.