AGM & talk “Gilbert White – The Gardener”

Date(s) - 08/10/2015
19:30 - 21:30
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Rowledge Village Hall


Please note the start time of 7:30 PM

Free tea and coffee on arrival.

Following the Annual General a talk by David Standing from the Gilbert White Museum.

David has been Head Gardener at Gilbert White’s House & Garden since 1979. A life-long Gilbert White fan, on joining the staff at The Wakes, David soon embarked on a painstaking and ambitious project to discover the garden design that White originally created which had all but disappeared in the decades since his death. No definitive plans existed so this involved studying, at great length, White’s journals, correspondence and a horticultural diary White called his ‘Gardener Kalendar’ which spanned the years 1751 to 1771.

The subject of Gilbert White and his garden is David’s passion and he is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker. He has lectured on many occasions to local horticultural groups and in March 2011 he was invited to speak at The Garden History Society London, which was very well received.


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