Thursday 21 October, 6pm 

House plants were once a status symbol of wealth and power. Over the centuries they have been the victors and victims of changing fashions as new introductions have arrived from far flung places. As our living habits have changed so have the plants we surround ourselves with. This talk traces the history of indoor plants and highlights the complicated relationship we all have with them.

Advolly Richmond is a Garden/Plant and Social Historian based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. She is a trustee of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust and sits on the Gardens Trust Events and Education Committee. Through her Royal Horticultural Society training and qualifications, she went on to achieve an MA in Garden History from the University of Bristol. A member of the Garden Media Guild, she is a television presenter on BBC Gardener’s World and a contributor to BBC Gardener’s Question Time. She also lectures on a variety of 16th to 20th century topics, and produces The Garden History Podcast which can be found on her website:

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Please not this lecture will not be recorded.