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Flowers for the House: The Story of the Cutting Garden by Catherine Horwood

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Join us as Catherine Horwood talks about the tradition of floral displays for the home.

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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 talk is the fourth in our Winter Lecture series focusing on the history of English gardens, particularly the importance of walled kitchen gardens and glasshouses to their owner's status, sustenance, health and well-being. This ticket is for this individual session and you may purchase tickets for other individual sessions via the links here ( Jan 16 Purchasing Paradise, Feb 20 Restoring Audley End's Walled Garden, March 20 A Short History of the Glasshouse, Apr 24 Fads and Fashions in Houseplants) or you may purchase a ticket for the entire course of 5 sessions via the link here.

Individual lectures cost £4 for SGT members and £6 for non-members. The series costs £20 for SGT members and £30 for non-members. Lectures will last approximately 60-90 minutes including Q&A.

Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the talk, and a link to the recorded session will be sent shortly afterwards.

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