Caroline Holmes - Garden Historian ...
... and lecturer, broadcaster, author and consultant
Caroline Holmes is a garden historian of ancient, modern and contemporary places, people and plants who sifts humour from humus worldwide …
… and international lecturer in the warmth and comfort of halls and houses as well as leading groups through inspiring sites and gardens.… not forgetting author, broadcaster and consultant designer … in all I delve into the myriad ways people and plants have historically shaped landscapes and what we can learn from them.
Title of talk on 23 rd March 2019 at the Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell at 10 (coffee) for 10.30 am
Design and diversity - the Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Summary: For over 160 years scientists and gardeners alike have been able to imbibe diversity in design and natural history. Native or exotic, one of Professor Henslow’s founding principles was to study plants in their own right, starting with trees. History is pressed and dried in the 1,000,000+ herbarium collection and is being made by the
Gatsby Plant Science programme.
Members £6 Members Guests £9
Meet at The Blackbourne Centre Elmswell IP30 9GY
Directions: Exit A14 at junction 47 (A1088). Take road to Elmswell. Up hill, past the church turn left - Blackbourne Community Centre. Follow signs over level crossing and turn right, through the housing estate to a large car park.