Fiona Davison – An Almost Impossible Thing – The Radical Lives of Britain’s Pioneering Women Gardeners
While working at the Royal Horticultural Society, Fiona Davison discovered a cache of letters from a young gardener who was denied a scholarship by the RHS on the grounds that she was female. Appalled and intrigued, she began to research the wider story of early female professional gardeners during a period when British gardens were an arena for radical and far-reaching experiments. An Almost Impossible Thing is a fascinating insight into the lives of six hitherto little-known women gardeners in the years before WWI.
An illustrated talk
Introduced by Deirdre Coates, Chair of Trustees
|When: Monday 6th November 2023 @ 12 noon|
|Where: The Bull Ballroom|
|Sponsored by: Dorset Walled Garden|