Join Garden Historian and celebrated Author, Dr Twigs Way, for this enticing and informative series of talks on the History of four flower types – Daffodils, Primroses & Violets, Peonies and Roses. Always entertaining and joyous, you are welcome to explore the Botanic Garden too at the end of each session
Daffodils are allowed to run wild through our gardens. Escapees line the lanes of the West Country where the cut flower industry brought pure ‘Scilly White’, golden Soleil D’Or from the Isles of Scilly and the Cornish hillsides to the flower arrangement of city dwellers. On this half-day session we will trace the life of the daffadowndilly from Gerard’s simple wild flower to the modern chemistry that promises aid for Alzheimer’s: A.E Housman envisaged the ‘Lent lily that has not long to stay’ but narcissi have a long and fascinating tale to tell.
Participants are encouraged to bring something of relevance: for example, a picture of a painting, a poem, piece of favourite literature, snippet of folklore, or indeed an example of the flower itself!
All courses are aimed at beginners and need no prior knowledge.
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