The wonder of gardens is that they mean something different to each of us: they are there to please the eye, but also become a sanctuary both for nature and the soul, and are becoming increasingly important as therapeutic spaces. They provide food, flowers and somewhere for the children to play; are the basis of great collections and symbols of power and politics; they create green lungs in cities full of pollution and places to gather and relax with friends. In this country at least, they are also surely our vernacular art, as important to us as food is to the French. Everyone can have a garden in which to express themselves – from a great estate to a window box.
Who better than Monty Don, gardener, prolific author, television presenter of Gardeners’ World and several series on great gardens of the globe, to discuss this meaty question with Caroline Donald, Gardening Editor of the Sunday Times. ‘What Are Gardens For?’ is a series of talks curated by Caroline Donald, Garden Editor of the Sunday Times
Following the talk there will be a two-course dinner in Roth Bar & Grill
Glass of prosecco on arrival
Castlemead Farm chicken – cooked on the bird cage, kitchen salads, Caesar dressing, sea salt & rosemary potatoes
Griddled peaches, almond praline, whipped cream
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