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Paradise and Plenty: A Rothschild Family Garden

Sunday 10 April 2016

1 Hour


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Writer and garden designer Mary Keen and Lord Rothschild’s renowned head gardener Sue Dickinson provide an insight into the famous productive garden at Lord Rothschild’s private house, Eythrope in Buckinghamshire.

The garden has been kept intensely private until now but, in Paradise and Plenty, Keen opens a window on to it for the first time and on the work done by Dickinson. Keen shows how many of the techniques used at the garden are old and have fallen out of general favour. Others have been developed more recently. The garden still produces the year-round fruit, vegetables and flowers for a country house, and Keen and Dickinson explain how it has the power to both wow you and to show how to garden productively.

Keen is a garden designer who has worked in England, USA, France and Corfu on many gardens of distinction including at Eythrope. She is a regular contributor on gardens to The Daily Telegraph, Garden magazine, Gardens Illustrated and the Spectator. Dickinson trained at Waterperry Horticultural School and has worked at Sissinghurst. She has been Lord Rothschild’s head gardener for 25 years and is one of the UK’s most highly regarded gardeners.

Discussions will be chaired by cultural and architectural historian Professor Steven Parissien, director of Compton Verney gallery and author of The English Railway Station and The Life of the Automobile: A New History of the Motor Car
Sponsored by Floris of London.