Walled Kitchen Gardens became widespread in the Victorian era with developments in glasshouses for vegetables, bedding out plants, exotics and pot plants for the house.
The training of Victorian gardeners with a system of potboys, under gardeners, journeymen, foremen up to Head Gardeners ensured that horticultural expertise and experience informed the management of these gardens.
This talk will look at the development of the garden with its various glasshouses and back-sheds and the part played in the rise in popularity by the new gardening magazines, competitions for flowers and produce, and training for gardeners by the London Horticultural Society, Kew Gardens and others.
This talk will be presented digitally via Zoom.
ALGS Members will be sent an invite to logon in due course followed by invitations to the ALLHS and LNT societies