Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00AM Pacific Time/1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:00 PM London Time
In 1731, from the watery margins of Lesotho — then part of the British Crown Colony of Basutoland — Britain welcomed the serene arum lily, whose grace may be justifiably compared to that of a white swan gliding through the waters. The conclusion of the Seven Years’ war in 1763 brought Britain vast territories, including several West Indian islands, Quebec, Florida and large areas in India which had previously been under French Influence. These global territorial gains reaped horticultural dividends. The Royal Gardens at Kew and her overseas related botanic gardens brought to England the most unlikely trophies of war, plants.
The horticultural hedonists of Britain are surrounded by nasturtiums from South America, rhododendrons from the Himalayas, hostas from China, lavender from the Mediterranean, gypsophila from Siberia etc. Come discover how 21st century Britain, though having the smallest natural flora of any country, contains the widest diversity of any nation on Earth.
This is part of our GARDENS : CULTIVATING BEAUTY with Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects
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