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February2023 Lecture
-by ZOOM(evening event)

In the Garden with William Morris : Flora as Art

a talk by
Fiona Rose

Monday 27 February 2023 at 6pm (nb evening event)

We are very pleased to welcome Fiona Rose to give the second of our lectures for 2023.  Her talk will be based on her extensive research into William Morris, based on her long-standing passion for the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

More famous for his work inside the home, William Morris (1834-1896) made a significant impact on the evolution of the English garden. He considered the garden inseparable from the house, rejecting Victorian formality and instead drawing inspiration from medieval gardens.

This talk examines his gardening principles drawing from Morris’s lectures, letters, poetry, and prose. It also explores his own gardens that served as an inspiration behind his flower-based designs: Red House, Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott House and the garden at his factory Merton Abbey Works.


Fiona Rose is an accredited lecturer with The Arts Society and has given lectures for amongst others: The National Trust, The William Morris Society, the Arts & Crafts Movement in Surrey association, the David Parr House, Deal Music & Arts festival, Women's Institute groups throughout Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, UK wide groups from The University of the Third Age (U3A), The Sick Children's Trust and the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides.

She is also a member of the Museum Collections & Display committee for The William Morris Society and a volunteer House Guide and Specialist Lecturer with the David Parr House in Cambridge, a gem of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Booking: Please book online before the 23rd February. The tickets are £5 each. Non-members welcome. We will send you a Zoom link for the lecture a few days beforehand. The lecture will last approximately 1 hour, followed by questions.  The lecture will not be recorded. 


Queries: Kim Hacker at BerksGTmembership@gmail

All pictures courtesy of Fiona Rose 

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