Outside events

RHS Lindley Library 

Exhibition: to 2 March 2018 Collecting in the Clouds: Early 20th Century Plant Discoveries 

Exhibition: 6 January – 25th February Women in Horticulture

Tour: 17 January: The Art of Reginald Farrer: an introduction to ‘Collecting in the Clouds’ and an opportunity to go behind the scenes view some of Farrer’s plant portraits. 

Talk: 13 February: Yours and a Crowd – plant hunting with a focus on George Forrest and his expeditions to China in the early 20th Century. 

Booking is essential for talks and tours: call 020 7821 3050 or email library.london@rhs.org.uk

London Parks and Gardens Trust Winter Lecture Series 2017 -2018

Lectures take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.00pm at The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Tickets can be booked online at http://www.londongardenstrust.org/lectures.htm

8 January: Emily Parker – Humphry Repton’s Designs for Kenwood 

12 February: Polly Putnam – Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

12 March: Stephanie Irvine – Preserving London’s Orchard Heritage

For further information and booking information please visit


Gardens Trust Winter Lecture Series 2018

All London lectures take place at The Gallery, 77, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Lectures take place on Wednesdays at 6.30pm (doors open 6pm).

24 January:  Gardens of Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

31 January: Revealing Repton: Approaches to the Art of Landscape Gardening

14 February: Renaissance Man – The Life and Work of William Andrews Nesfield (1794-1881)

28 February: Queen Victoria’s Kitchen Garden at Windsor

14 March: Rivington Terraced Gardens: the collaboration of Lever & Mawson – ‘None comes into competition’

For further details and to book visit http://thegardenstrust.org/events/

IHR Free Lectures – Spring 2018

All lectures will take place at 6.00pm in the Wolfson Room NB01, Senate House, North Block (except where room change is indicated)

11 January The London Nursery Trade in Early Nineteenth Century’ Keith Alcorn (Royal Holloway)

22 March  Now Walled Garden/Glasshouse Technology in the Repton era’

Other dates (Topics to be confirmed) are:

25 January  

8 February  

22 February

8 March 

For further information   http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminar/history-gardens-landscapes