A new exhibition Gardens & Well-being: an Islamic Perspective at the Aga Khan Foundation in Kings Cross ‘explores the diversity of parks and gardens in Muslim societies, past and present, and the ways they form part of our human heritage’.
Open Mondays to Fridays 10am-5pm at the Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, London N1C 4DN
For further information Aga Khan Foundation
Hidden Horticulturists at the RHS Lindley Library, 80, Vincent Square, SW1 2PE.
Coinciding with a new book by former RHS Lindley librarian, Fiona Davidson (see our Publications page in April) this exhibition ‘explores the story of gardening training and trainees at the RHS – from the attendees of its first School of Horticulture at Chiswick in the early 1800s, through to contemporary students at Wisley many of whom have gone on to careers that have shaped the way we garden today.’
Open Mondays to Fridays 10.00 – 17.00. Admission Free. For further information visit RHS Lindley Library
Emma Tennant: A Botanical Tour of Great Britain from the Scillies to Sutherland 6 March – 28 April 2019 at the Garden Museum, Lambeth.
For further details, including an associated talk and film showings visi Garden Museum
Friday 31 May – Sunday 2 June 2019
THE PICTURESQUE GARDEN IN ENGLAND (in association with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education).
The ‘Picturesque Garden’ is one of England’s most distinctive contributions to garden history, but it is difficult to define. What is the Picturesque? How does it relate to wider perceptions of the landscape? How did people try to create it? How was it received at the time, and how has it been received subsequently? How are Picturesque gardens managed today? For further information and to book visit: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/the-picturesque-garden-in-england?31HCR
Spring Tree Walks
Three tree walks, led by Letta Jones, are available now for booking via Eventbrite.
Letta is a Landscape Horticulturalist who specialise in amenity trees and medicinal plants, and enjoys nothing more than bringing their diversity and history alive. She has an MA from Birkbeck College and teaches Garden History and Horticulture at further and higher education level in a wide range of institutions. She has led successful garden tours to Italy, France and Ireland, as well as the UK.
Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 15. Once you have registered, the meeting point will be sent to you. The walk will take place whatever the weather, so come prepared! Each walk will finish with tea in a local cafe.
Each walk is ‘ self contained’ and not necessarily dependent on the others, and individual places cost £20 for each one,
Saturday March 2 13.00 -15.30 The Outer Circle of Regents Park https://treewalk1.eventbrite.co.uk/
Saturday March 23 13.00 – 15.30 Around the Square Mile https://treewalk2.eventbrite.co.uk/
Saturday April 27 13.00 -15.30 The Inner Circle of Regents Park https://treewalk3.eventbrite.co.uk/