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Gardening the Bloomsbury Gardens

12 Jul 2024 7-8pm

Garden Museum
London SE1 7LB


Join us for a special evening to learn about the gardens of the Bloomsbury group.  

To coincide with our current exhibition, Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors, join us for a special evening with current and former head gardeners Troy Scott Smith of Sissinghurst Castle, Sara Jackson of Monk’s House, and Hannah Gardner, formerly of Garsington Manor to hear about the gardens of the Bloomsbury group. Chaired by Olivia Laing. 

Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors will centre on four extraordinary women and the green spaces they surrounded themselves with: writer Virginia Woolf and her garden at Monk’s House; her sister artist Vanessa Bell, whose garden and studio was at nearby Charleston; arts patron and photographer Lady Ottoline Morrell, who presided over Garsington Manor; and garden designer and writer Vita Sackville-West and the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle. 

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