Vanessa Berridge and Ambra Edwards

The English Garden – A History

Date: Wednesday 19th September 2018
Venue: St Peter’s Church | 4pm
Tickets: £12

The award-winning garden historian, Ambra Edwards, whose latest book, The Story of the English Garden, is published by the National Trust, and the writer Vanessa Berridge, launch editor of The English Garden magazine and author of Great British Gardeners, look at our enduring love for our little plot of land.

They’ll consider the importance of garden history to all our lives: that the greenhouse in the corner is thanks to Sir Joseph Paxton, who designed not only Crystal Palace but ridge tents for the Crimea, or that the bright array of annuals at the garden centre is a result of the efforts of an eighteenth-century nurseryman.

They show how gardening is about politics, too – the ownership of land and how it’s cared for – and how gardens tell us a lot about people: how they lived, what they believe in, what they aspire to, how they see the world and how they want to change it.

Event in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care

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Ambra Edwards, The Story of the English Garden, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Ambra Edwards, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Ambra Edwards

Vanessa Berridge, Great British Gardeners
Vanessa Berridge, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Vanessa Berridge