The Shirley Wilderness: An Early Ecological Garden

The Shirley Wilderness: An Early Ecological Garden

11th Mar 2019 6:30pm - 8pm

at The Gardens Trust, Cowcross Street

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Lecture by Jeremy Rye

The Rev. William Wilks (1843-1922), developer of the Shirley Poppy, created a ‘wild’ garden on 2.8 ha. inspired by the writings of William Robinson.  His aim was to create a paintable landscape, embellishing heathland and woodland with suitable shrubs and trees of both native and exotic origin. The reintroduction of this landscape poses questions of public access, therapeutic impacts and the essence of wild.

Monday evenings, 7-8 pm (6.30 for a glass of wine), The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street (Entrance: through courtyard to far end, down stairs), London EC1M 6EL