Plants, print and patronage: gardening women in the floriferous eighteenth-century

Arts Lecture Room 1
Thursday 12 March 2020 (18:30-20:00)

Elaine Mitchell, Postgraduate Researcher, University of Birmingham

Centre for West Midlands History research seminar 2020

The eighteenth century saw a gardening revolution. New plants, new gardening publications, new patronage and new money transformed not only the British landscape but also the iconography of material objects. This talk will look at the part played by women in Birmingham and beyond as producers, consumers, entrepreneurs and patrons. Their role was central to this floriferous revolution.