November 2019

The Edwardian Garden – “Golden and Delicious”

Welcome to The Arts Society Knole
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 13:45

Two of the great garden designers of the Edwardian age were Harold Peto and Gertrude Jekyll

Inspired by the Mediterranean, Peto favoured the Grand Italianate manner while Jekyll used the Surrey Style at her home, Munster Wood.  The talk also includes the designing of the Edwardian kitchen garden.


Mrs Caroline Holmes

Has lectured in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Japan and on cruises to the Baltic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Indian Ocean. In 2017 she returned to The Arts Society in New Zealand. Lectures for the University of Cambridge ICE (Course Director for International Summer Programme), the Royal Horticultural Society, museums, and specialist travel companies. Consultant designer specializing in evoking historic, artistic and symbolic references. Author of 11 books including Water Lilies and Bory Latour-Marliac, the genius behind Monet’s water liliesImpressionists in their Gardens; Follies of EuropeArchitectural ExtravaganzasMonet at Giverny and Icons of Garden Design. Theatre productions: How does your garden grow Mr. Shakespeare and Impressionists in their Gardens: living light and colour. Presenter and contributor on television and BBC Radio 4. 2017 recipient of the Herb Society of America ‘Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award’.