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Winter Talk – ‘Miss Ellen Wilmott of Warley Place’ – Andrew Sankey
December 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm£5
A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth)
Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person.
Reservation and payment for places on the four talks should be made to Mrs Liz Carlin, 27 Highoaks Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7BJ (Tel: 01707 321210)
Amongst 19th century women gardeners, Miss Ellen Wilmott has earned her place as an extraordinary nursery and plantswoman. She was the equal of Gertrude Jekyll although not so well known and indeed in Jekyll’s opinion was the ‘best woman gardener of her age’. We shall look at her work and achievements at Warley Place in Brentwood where she created what was fleetingly one of the most delightful landscapes of the county.