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Garden Seminar Day – CANCELLED

6th May 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.  We will be contacting everyone who has purchased tickets to arrange for a refund. 


A full day of presentations with a buffet lunch and refreshments included.  Programme as follows:

 Beyond the ha-ha: the gardening revolution of the eighteenth century

The history of the garden in the eighteenth century is more than one of acres of grass, Palladian houses and glassy stretches of water. This talk moves beyond the ha-ha and the sweeping vistas of the landscape garden to look at the wider gardening revolution in Britain. This revolution encompassed the arrival of plants from all five continents, the growth of the nursery trade, the development of a horticultural press, and the application of new technology to the growing of plants.

-Elaine Mitchell, Doctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham

“A Perfect Paradise: Cultivating Shugborough”

We will take you on a journey to discover Shugborough’s ‘Spirit of Place’:  Why is Shugborough special?  How do we honour, conserve, share, champion and enhance the gardens at Shugborough?

One of Shugborough’s garden team will be your speaker exploring these topics and our vision.

– member of the Shugborough Garden Team

Collectors and collaborators’

Since the foundation of NCCPG and the first National Plant Collections in 1980, historic collections and the people and places involved, are becoming more and more important for plant diversity and conservation. We will look at the unexpected origin of Plant Heritage (NCCPG), the Collections and ongoing work between collectors and gardens across the UK and Ireland.

– Lucy Pitman, Plant Heritage

‘The Secrets of Zoonomia’

An introduction to the mysterious and sometimes gruesome world of plant remedies in the 18th century.

– members of the Erasmus Darwin House Garden Team



6th May 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Erasmus Darwin House


Erasmus Darwin House
Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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