Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects - English Gardens : The Immigrants (Online); Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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

About Our Online Classes:

  • Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings for seven days.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the presentation (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

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