Walled Gardens & Old Growing Techniques

Thursday  24 January  2019  11:00 AM    Thursday  24 January  2019 1:00 PM
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Havens of sensuous pleasure, religious sanctuaries, estate supermarkets and a lure for Elizabeth 1’s favours. Walled gardens have been an interesting window into social change over hundreds of years.
Competition to grow the most exotic fruits and flowers was initiated by exploration to then unknown corners of the earth by Captain Cook and many others. The foundations of modern horticulture were based on creating the conditions to grow these in our climate. This particular aspect of gardens covers its development across the centuries and many countries. Our visual journey will include some stunning botanical illustrations.
Cost: :Members £2, Visitors £5. Tickets: pay on the door - we don't have an advance booking system! Tea and coffee available for a donation. Information about becoming a member here http://www.groworganicbristol.org/join.html
Members can pick up their discounted seed order from Garden Organic at this meeting.
(1740). Kitchen Garden: painting by Thomas Robins. Retrieved from http://library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822003575238

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