Discovering Gilbert White’s Garden

Posted on December 3rd, 2009 by Charles Boot
Mar ’10
6:30 pm

Discovering Gilbert White’s Garden
David Standing, Head Gardener, Gilbert White’s Garden

70 Cowcross Street: 6.30pm, Wednesday 10 March

Gilbert White, eighteenth century country parson and naturalist, created his garden at Selborne where he observed nature, experimented with horticulture and emulated contemporary trends in landscape design.

David Standing will describe how a wide variety of evidence — including White’s splendidly detailed journals and letters, garden archaeology and twelve water colours by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm — has been used over thirty years to piece together the layout and planting of this famous and idiosyncratic garden.

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