Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 6:00PM
Museum of London

The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library: Safeguarding Britain's Horticultural Heritage

Dr Brent Elliott

The fascinating history of gardening and horticulture in Britain.  Brent Elliott will take us through some of the library's unique collection of manuscripts, scrapbooks, archives of designers, photographs, portraits of gardeners, magazines, nursery catalogues.

This is the seventh in a series on Special Collections.  The other lectures in this series are on the following collections:
    Anatomy Museums
    The Guildhall Library
    British Architectural Library, RIBA
    The Library and Archives of the Society of Friends
    Lambeth Palace
    Scotland Yard's Crime Museum
    St. Paul's Cathedral

Dr Brent Elliott was Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society from 1982 to 2007, and since 2007 has been the Society’s Historian.   He is the author of Victorian Gardens (1986), Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society (1994), The Country House Garden (1995), Flora: an Illustrated History of the Garden Flower (2001), The Royal Horticultural Society: a History 1804-2004 (2004), and most recently, RHS Chelsea Flower Show: a Centenary Celebration (2013).  A former editor of Garden History, he is currently editor of Occasional Papers from the RHS Lindley Library.  He is a member of the Victorian Society’s Buildings Committee, and for 25 years was a member of the Historic Parks and Gardens Committee/Panel of English Heritage.

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22 May 2013

The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library: Safeguarding Britain's Horticultural Heritage
Dr Brent Elliott

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