Reputations: The GHS at the Garden Museum

Posted on December 4th, 2009 by Charles Boot
Apr ’10
6:30 pm

The GHS at the Garden Museum

6.30 for 7pm on Wednesday 8 April

The Museum’s retrospective of Christopher Lloyd will be the backdrop for a debate about the reputations of great gardeners and garden designers after their death. In comparison to artists and architects the reputations of gardeners and garden designers have a uniquely short and uncertain ‘half-life’ in posterity.

Why does Gertude Jekyll cast such a shadow over the present but Valerie Finnis and Cedric Morris have been all but forgotten? Will future generations do justice to Rosemary Verey? How does this ephemeral status impact upon the conservation of designed landscapes, particularly in changing urban environments or in gardens characterized by their planting.

Penelope Hobhouse, Dominic Cole, GHS Chairman, and Christopher Woodward, the Museum’s Director, will discuss the notion of heroes and heroines in the world of gardening.
Price:£10 for GHS/GM members; nonmembers: £15. Paying Bar.

Contact Jessica Turtle:
at the Garden Museum: 02071418865 ext *822
or send your cheque (with SAE) to her at:
Events and Hire Venue Manager,
Garden Museum,
London SE1 7LB