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Lunar Lecture – Beyond the ha-ha: an eighteenth-century gardening revolution

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

£8.00

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 jumps the ha-ha, that icon of the eighteenth-century landscape park, to consider a century that witnessed other leaps of innovation. It saw a gardening revolution that encompassed new plants, new nurseries, new technology, new money, and the growth of a new gardening press. This talk will explore beyond the boundary of the sweeping vistas to cultivate a wider view of eighteenth-century gardens and gardening.

 

Elaine Mitchell is Doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Midlands History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham. Her thesis is entitled ‘Culture and Horticulture: Gardens and Green Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham’. Her publications include ‘Marigolds, Not Manufacturing. Plants, Print and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham’ in Pen, Print and Communication in the Eighteenth Century edited by Caroline Archer-Parré and Malcolm Dick (Liverpool University Press, 2020) and Gardens and Green Spaces in the West Midlands since 1700 (University of Hertfordshire Press, 2018) edited with Malcolm Dick.

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Date:
November 14
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
£8.00
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Erasmus Darwin House
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Erasmus Darwin House
Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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