Date: Saturday 10 April 2021
Club: Surrey Gardens Trust
Contact: Sheri Sticpewich
DR CATHERINE HORWOOD – FLOWERS FOR THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF THE CUTTING GARDEN
Dr Catherine Horwood looks at the history of the Cutting Garden, the minor sibling of the Walled Garden but always a vital ingredient of any large estate. She shows the pressures on gardeners to provide plant material for floral displays in the home throughout the year and how this tradition has seen a recent revival on allotments and cutting patches across the country.
Catherine Horwood is a social historian and author of Beth Chatto: A Life with Plants (Pimpernel Press), which won the European Garden Book of the Year 2019. Her other books include the recently revised Potted History: How Houseplants took over our Homes (Pimpernel Press), Rose (Reaktion), a cultural history of the world’s favourite flower and Gardening Women: Their Stories from 1600 to the Present (Virago).
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.