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The Victorians: How they forever changed the Garden
February 23, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm$50
When it comes to widespread impact on gardening practices, it can be argued that no time period rivals the 90 year span known as The Victorian Era. The Victorians used flowers as a non-verbal language and transformed the garden from a symmetric, formal regiment into a frothy disarray of cottage informality. Their gardens included exotic plant material recently discovered in the jungles of Africa, the remote valleys of the Himalayan highlands, the plains of the Amazonian rainforest and the arid plateaus of Australia and the Andean Mountains. This talk provides an overview with some interesting vignettes about one of the most exciting periods in the history of horticulture and agriculture.