Uplyme Hort. Soc. – Head Gardeners

Wednesday September 23, 2020 7.30pm Other

Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY

Speaker Ambra Edwards

Ambra Edwards is a Garden writer and journalist. This talk, based on her award-winning book ‘Head Gardeners’, examines the role of the Head Gardener.

If gardens are, as Ambra suggests, our greatest contribution to world culture, why is the crucial contribution of the people who look after them not more widely acknowledged? Ambra introduces us to some of the most interesting gardeners working in Britain today – wondering why these people are so little known and so under-appreciated, particularly when their jobs demand such an extraordinary variety of skills.

She also looks at the critical role head gardeners have played in Britain’s history – not just as artists, designers and engineers, but in underpinning the social fabric of their times.

Her talk is illustrated with many wonderful photographs taken by Charlie Hopkinson.