This week I continued my quest to attend different talks on gardening topics.
Philip E. Jones gave a very good talk on the Historic Gardens of Nottinghamshire.
This was the first time I had attended an event at the Studies Section of Nottingham Central Library.
I was amazed at the number of big houses and gardens that were situated in Nottinghamshire in the last century.
Philip covered the history of these houses and gardens very well.
He presented beautiful photographs which showed what the gardens looked like.
Many of the were owned by the families of the Dukeries Estate.
Famous garden designers, such as Repton ,were involved.
The influence of Victorian design was very real.
Palm houses to provide exotic fruits and Walled Kitchen Gardens .
A member of the audience pointed out that these gardens influenced private garden design.
Philip has written a book on this subject, which I look forward to reading.