Pleasure Gardens & Pineapple Stoves: Gardeners at Chiswick House 1700-1850, Thursday 22 April at 6.30pm
This online talk by Val Bott is being promoted by the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust. To book a place please visit their website – tickets are free but the Trust welcomes donations when you book your place.
The talk will introduce you to the people who cared for the gardens at Chiswick House. Without them there would have been no fruit or vegetables for the household, no cutting flowers to grace the parlour and, above all, no-one to realise the proposals of Burlington, Kent and others. Such horticultural expertise gave landowners high status, but by the mid 19th century some of the gardeners had high reputations and status of their own.