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Sewn and Sown: The Gardens of Restoration England

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:15
2019 Experts Theatre - Experts Theatre 2019 - Art

Introduction

The monarchist landowners returning from exile in 1660 brought with them from Holland or France new tastes in garden design, and a longing to put down roots. John Evelyn was one of many employed to create little Edens for them. Alongside the lake-digging and the tree-planting, there flourished a fashion for floral-patterned brocades, for printed chintzes and woven silks and embroideries showing sinuous vegetation curving around pillars and trellises, and for stumpwork – tiny gardens made of wool and silk. Both types of garden – those embroidered on textiles and those planted in the ground, feature in my novel, Peculiar Ground.

This talk is kindly supported by The Arts Society.

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Speakers

Lucy Hughes-Hallet
In partnership with The Arts Society

Description

The monarchist landowners returning from exile in 1660 brought with them from Holland or France new tastes in garden design, and a longing to put down roots. John Evelyn was one of many employed to create little Edens for them. Alongside the lake-digging and the tree-planting, there flourished a fashion for floral-patterned brocades, for printed chintzes and woven silks and embroideries showing sinuous vegetation curving around pillars and trellises, and for stumpwork – tiny gardens made of wool and silk. Both types of garden – those embroidered on textiles and those planted in the ground, feature in my novel, Peculiar Ground.

This talk is kindly supported by The Arts Society.

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