Plants, print and patronage: gardening women in the floriferous eighteenth-century
- Arts Lecture Room 1
- Arts and Law, Research
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.