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August Update

‘A growing number of middle-class women remained unmarried as men left Britain to seek commercial opportunities overseas within the Empire. Many women needed to find work to become financially independent and sought to change the status quo by entering professions. … Continue reading

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July Update

New garden history course announced. The Gardens Trust, in association with the Garden Museum, is offering a new 9-week INTRODUCTION TO GARDEN HISTORY course starting in October 2019. Aimed at those new to the study of garden history it’s an … Continue reading

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June Update

‘Hay is mentioned frequently in the records of the society, proof that he was an active member and one whose good judgement and expertise was valued. An early ambition of the society was the creation of an experimental garden, partly … Continue reading

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May Update

A copy of the new BGHG Constitution, with amendments agreed at the AGM on 21 February 2019, has been added to our About Us page. Dates for Garden Visits in August and October have now been confirmed and can be … Continue reading

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April 2019

Five new lectures or talks, 7 short and 5 longer courses on garden history have been added to our Short Courses, Longer Garden History Courses and Lectures & Talks pages. Venues include Cambridge Botanic Garden, Oxford University Department 0f Continuing … Continue reading

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March Update II

A major new exhibition “From the World War One Battlefields.& into the Peace” Friday 29 March – Sunday 31 March 2019 open 10.00 – 16.00 at Wren House, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road SW3 4SR. (Enter by the Chelsea … Continue reading

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March 2019 Update

REMINDER: The Birkbeck Garden History Group annual Study Day – open to both members and non-members – takes place on Saturday, March 16 at the Institute of Historical Research in Bloomsbury.  Full details can be found on our Future BGHG … Continue reading

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