From poisonous plants to poison gardens, gothic garden murder mysteries, and tragic tales of plant hunters, the garden is full of fatalities. In the midst of the hum and buzz of garden life we are stalked by dangers and beset with metaphors of momento mori. A Garden of Eden replete with serpent and wolfsbane. Taking inspiration from horticulture, history and literature we will explore the ways in which gardens and plants can literally be a “fatal attraction”. You may never dare to go into your garden again!
Twigs Way has worked in historic landscapes for over twenty years, commencing with her PhD studies on medieval parks and expanding into gardens and landscapes of the subsequent periods. Her present work in historic landscapes consists of lecturing, research, writing, publishing, crafting landscape management plans, visiting historic sites, and indulging an enduring fascination with the history of female gardeners.
Please note this is an online course. No specialist software is required to participate, but a device with a microphone and webcam will be needed. Full joining instructions will be emailed a few days before the date of the course.
This is a live interactive course, and will not be made available as a recording to watch at a later date.
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