Talk by Val Bott on The Greenings of Brentford End: Royal Gardeners

Jointly hosted by The Kew Society and Richmond Local History Society

The Ferry Book, Thomas Layton Collection
Ferry Book, 16-25 Sep 1735, Layton Collection

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Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying the heyday of nursery gardening since 2006. In parishes along the Thames their garden grounds were well located for river and road transport and they supplied estates and gardens of every size. Members of one family held the majority of royal contracts in the 18th century, in London, Windsor, Hampton Court and Richmond. Although they were based in Isleworth, the Greening family had royal contracts at both the Kew Garden and the Richmond Garden (both part of Kew Gardens today).

This is a joint event on 12th February from 8pm at Duke Street Church,Duke Street, Richmond TW9 1DH with The Kew Society and is free to members of the Kew Society or of the Richmond Local History Society.

Non-members are very welcome and will be invited to pay £4 on the door. There is no need to book in advance as the venue has plenty of space and you can be sure to find a seat.

February 5, 2018

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