The Hidden Horticulturists

A talk by Fiona Davison on 1820s horticulture in Chiswick

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The Hidden Horticulturists is the topic of a talk to be given on Monday 16 March, from 7.30pm to 9pm at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, W4 2EL.

Fiona Davison, Head of RHS Libraries & Exhibitions, and author of the book of the same title, presents an illustrated account of her research into the young men who trained at the Horticultural Society's Chiswick garden grounds in the 1820s

The event is part of the series of talks organised by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society.

Admission is free for members and guests. Anyone wishing to sign up for membership at £9 a year, which includes their journal, can do so either at the meetings or from a form on the website. The membership year starts in January.




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March 6, 2020

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