Tales from the Fruit Bowl

Still Life with Lemons

Still Life with Citrons c. 1640, Giovanni Garzoni. © J Paul Getty

Gardens Trust Series of online lectures from by Michael Holland. Illustrated talks on some of our best-loved fruits – including aspects of their historical and geographical roots, folklore, symbolism, botany, nutrition, chemistry and more. 4 week online course, with 4 x 90 mins (max) sessions, once a week on Tuesday mornings, starting on 4th August, £16 for all 4, or £5 each. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tales-from-the-fruit-bowl-tickets-112289765712

Week 1: 4th Aug – Core and more: Apples, Pears and the Rose family.

Week 2: 11th Aug – Zest and the rest: Oranges and Lemons and the Citrus family.

Week 3: 18th Aug – Saucy and spicy: Chillies and tomatoes and the fruits of the nightshade family.

Week 4: 25th Aug – ‘Gourd Almighty’: The Cucumber family.

A Brief Introduction to Garden History

Stowe -Eastern Lake Pavillion

Stowe – Eastern Lake Pavillion © Vanessa Fell

Gardens Trust online course that puts the story of the English garden into a wider context. 8 x 90 mins (max) sessions, once a week, Thursdays, starting 6th August at 11.00am. £40. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-brief-introduction-to-garden-history-tickets-112232424202

Birkbeck Garden History Group: Monthly Covid 19 Garden Quiz


IHR History of Landscape and Gardens Seminar

Events yet to be announced. History and the Environment series of seminars planned.

Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated, Thursdays 18:00; Contact: gardenhistory.ihr@gmail.com


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