7.30pm, Monday 19 October 2020
We are delighted to have been able to rearrange this talk, originally planned for March 2020.
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Fiona Davison, Head of RHS Libraries & Exhibitions and author of the award-winning book of the same title, presents an illustrated account of her research. The young men who trained at the Horticultural Society’s Chiswick garden grounds in the 1820s wrote brief notes about themselves in an exercise book. Using these, Fiona Davison has traced the stories of some of these gardeners, revealing their careers from grand estates to suburban gardens, their success and failures (and even crimes), as well as following their connections across the world.