View this post on Instagram The richness of talent of #womeninlandscapedesign never ceases to amaze me. This is #brendacolvin CBE(1897-1981) one of THE most important #landscapearchitects of the twentieth century.(Photo 1)Born in India her early years exposed her to a diverse range of landscapes, plants & gardens. Returning to the UK for school she lived… Read More Great piece on Brenda Colvin on Instagram
View this post on Instagram More on #brendacolvin Photo 1: master plan for #aldershotmilitarytown 1974 for which Brenda was consultant from 1963. Photo 2 -Plan for Brenda’s own garden #littlepeacocks in Gloucestershire which she acquired in 1954 & from where she practiced until her death. Photo 3&4 the garden in 1972 & 1989. Brenda wrote… Read More Loving @women_in_landscape_design on Instagram
The late David Austin named many of his roses after women but who were his favourite ‘Gardening Women’?
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Image copyright RHS Lindley Collections Image caption Like most women of her time, Olive gave up her career when she married William Edmundson. She devoted her time to looking after her four children and eventually moved to Settle, to be near her daughter, Ruth, and her grandchildren. via http://www.bbc.co.uk Lovely story with a Swanley connection
URGENT – please object to the proposed demolition of the Hextable Heritage Centre, in Kent, home to so much women’s horticultural history
… Read More URGENT THREAT – Demolition of Hextable Heritage Centre where Crowe, Colvin, Perry studied…
The star line-up has been announced for the Beth Chatto Symposium to be held at the University of Essex, 30-31 August 2018, with speakers from across the world, including Marina Christopher, Andi Pettis, Midori Shintani and Åsa Gregers-Warg. For full details of all the speakers and the programme, visit www.bethchattosymposium.com
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Absolutely delighted to be on this panel of some of the very best 'gardening women' in this country! Come and join us at Coutts in the Strand in aid of Open Garden Squares weekend on Thursday 7 June #womeninhorticulture @OpenSquares including Sarah Eberle, Charlotte Harris, Charlotte Rowe, Juliet Sergeant, Miranda Kimberley and Clare Foggett Link… Read More Line-up for Women in Horticulture panel discussion for London Open Squares 7 June
Highlights of this exhibition, ‘Gardening Women’, include a beautiful suffrage banner embroidered by Gertrude Jekyll and one of Vita Sackville-West’s own garden notes which, we believe, has never been publically displayed before.
… Read More Last opportunity to see the Gardening Women exhibition at Sissinghurst
We had a great evening celebrating the arrival of the Beth Chatto Archive at the Garden Museum. My favourite? Beth Chatto's Garden Notebook – definitely a book at bedtime when you can hear Beth's voice talking about her beloved plants
Tickets are now on sale for my talk as part of the Garden Museum’s Lives and Legacies series, together with Matthew Wilson and Tim Richardson, 14 November 2017
… Read More Tickets now on Sale for my Garden Museum Lives and Legacies Talk on Beth Chatto with Matthew Wilson and Tim Richardson, Tues 14 November