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Garden Seminar – cancelled
May 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm£40
Join us for our Garden Seminar featuring
Beyond the Ha-Ha: the Gardening Revolution of the 18th Century
by Elaine Mitchell, Doctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham
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.
A Perfect Paradise: Cultivating Shugborough
by a member of the gardening team, National Trust, Shugborough Estate
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.
Collectors and Collaborators
by Lucy Pitman, Plant Conservation Officer, Plant Heritage
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.
The Secrets of Zoonomia
by members of the Garden Volunteer Team, Erasmus Darwin House
An introduction to the mysterious and sometimes gruesome world of plant remedies in the 18th century.
The garden volunteers will also be available in the herb garden during the lunch break, to discuss the garden.
Includes refreshments and buffet lunch.
This event has been cancelled and those holding tickets will be contacted shortly.