Buxton International Festival

Crescent Salon with Fiona Davison

The Hidden Horticulturalists: The Untold Story of the Men who Shaped Britain’s Gardens, 4:00pm The Assembly Rooms - Buxton Crescent Hotelbutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

In 2012, whilst working at the Royal Horticultural Society’s library, Fiona Davison unearthed a collection of handwritten letters that dated back to 1822.

The letters, each carefully set out in neat copperplate writing, had been written by young gardeners in support of their application to be received into the Society’s Garden. Amongst them was a letter from the young Joseph Paxton, who would go on to become one of Britain’s best-known gardeners and architects. But he was far from alone in shaping the way we garden today.

Our musical accompaniment to this event will explore the English Pastorale exemplified by Handel.

Includes a cup of tea.

Dates & Times

  • Mon 13 Jul 4pm
  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Price: £20