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A Short History of Flowers: The Stories that make our Gardens | RGS

15th March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Have you ever wondered about the stories behind your favourite garden flowers? How and why, they came to be there or why some cultivars go in and out of favour? Each flower has a story, and in this lecture Advolly Richmond takes you on a global tour of some intriguing, surprising and enriching tales and scenarios.

Advolly Richmond is a garden historian, TV and radio presenter and independent researcher in gardens, landscapes, plants and social history. A regular contributor on BBC Gardeners’ World as well as on BBC Gardeners’ Question Time, she is also the presenter of The Garden History Podcast, an A-Z. She lectures on a variety of subjects from the 16th through to 20th centuries. She is passionate about promoting garden history in all its branches and encourages people to value their garden and botanical heritage.

1h 50m (inc 20m interval)


15th March
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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01768 868000
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The Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith , Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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01768 860008
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