Lives of the Great Gardeners
About the event
Throughout history great gardeners have risen from all walks of life. Some have been aristocratic amateur gardeners, other professional designers with an international practice. Some have come to garden-making from sister arts such as sculpture or painting; others have been hands-on nurseryman or botanists. What they all have in common, no matter where they were born, is the ability to take an idea and develop it in a new manner relevant to their times, and thus create some of the world’s most exciting gardens. Stephen Anderton, The Times’s longstanding writer on gardens and gardening, looks the lives and careers of great gardeners, spanning 500 years and from around the world.