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For the Love of Flowers Marilyn Elm Tuesday 03 September 2019

Marilyn Elm is an experienced garden and landscape designer, a founder member of the Yorkshire Gardens Trust and a member of the Garden Media Guild. This lecture explores our relationship with flowers. They play a large part in our lives as statements of fashion and status and they have always been enjoyed. Her talk will range from the perfumed varieties of flowers in medieval and Tudor times, ‘Tulipmania’, Victorian flowery exotics from all corners of the world, the Arts and Crafts garden to the modern garden designs we most obviously see at our flower shows.