‘Flora Domestica’ with Advolly Ricmond. Monday 1st March at 7.30pm on zoom!

Advolly Richmond is a researcher in garden, landscape and social history. She has a special interest in gardens and the wider influence of the Italian Renaissance and the mid 18th century Rococo Gardens of England. Advolly’s own garden has featured on BBC 2 Gardener’s World and she has also presented a feature on The Painswick Rococo Gardens for the same programme. Advolly has written articles for garden magazines and produced her own podcast, “The Garden History Podcast”.

In her talk, “Flora Domestica: a Social History of Indoor Pot Plants”, Advolly will describe how house plants were once a status symbol of wealth and power and how they have been victors and victims of changing fashions. She will trace the history of indoor plants and the complicated relationship we have with them.

I have set up the zoom meeting so you can join by phone as well as your laptop, PC or iPad which may be useful if your internet connection isn’t very strong. If joining by phone, you will be prompted to tap in the meeting ID and passcode.

Time: Monday 1st March 2021 from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start

To join via laptop/iPad/PC:

Click on the link below


OR type in:

Meeting ID: 843 1745 9656

Passcode: aspidistra

To join via a mobile phone:

0203 901 7895,

Meeting ID: 843 1745 9656

Passcode: 9748921193

To join via your landline:

0203 901 7895,

Meeting ID: 843 1745 9656 Passcode: 9748921193

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Liz Thomas (chair) on behalf of the WCHS committee