Coming up! Talk on Gardens in Art by Dr David Marsh, Saturday 24th November

Following our very successful AGM at Saling Grove, our next event is a talk by renowned garden historian, David Marsh.

David has a PhD in Garden History from Birkbeck College  and has been lecturing on garden history for many years. He is a trustee of the Gardens Trust, a co-convener of the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London University and was, until recently, a trustee for Parks and Gardens UK. He is also involved in organising courses in garden history in London.   

Gardens have always been a popular subject for artists. In his talk, David will explore the changing portrayal of gardens in art from the highly symbolic depictions of the medieval period, through the eighteenth century where the owner of the garden wished to appear in his or her garden, to more recent times where plants were centre stage, and so to today. Are these pictures accurate, and what do they tell us of the times, places, plants and people? 

For more information about David, do look at his website:

As usual, the talk will be at Writtle University College, 2.15 pm for 2.30 pm. Light refreshments available and free parking.

After the talk, there will be the opportunity to purchase books from the horticultural collection of our writer in residence, Bella D’Arcy Reed.

Tickets available from Eventbrite, click here.