Storyteller garden - horticultural heroes by Martin Stott

Martin tells us why gardens are repositories of such great stories and introduces us horticultural heroes.

Sat, 15 Jun 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Bromley House Library
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Garden history writer and former journalist Martin Stott tells why gardens are repositories of such great stories and introduces his horticultural heroes.

We’ll hear about the ingenious campaign to persuade 18th century France to overturn its laws making potatoes illegal, how a visit to a pub turned a Nottinghamshire vicar into Victorian Britain’s most famous rose lover and what gardeners owe to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s bizarre camping holidays together.

Martin has made programmes for Radio 4 and the World Service in 21 countries. More recently he has written for Gardens Illustrated and the Historic Roses Journal.

Tickets £4 for Bromley House Library members / £5 for visitors
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Booking from 20th March - reserved tickets must be paid for within two weeks of reservation. You can pay by cash in person, cheque in person or by post, card in person or by phone. Unpaid tickets will be offered to the waiting list after two weeks. 0115 9473134 / .

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