Mary Keen, Tania Compton and Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall will be in conversation with Tim Richardson at the Garden Museum on Tuesday 22 October at 7pm.
First published in 1980, The Englishwoman’s Garden was the defining glossy gardening book of a generation. Edited by Rosemary Verey and Alvilde Lees-Milne, the book was a journey through 36 private manor gardens with female owners, described by The Telegraph as “ideal for leafing through in your armchair while winter rain rattled the windows.”
The Englishwoman’s Garden spawned decades of spin-offs and imitators, igniting the garden photo book industry, and celebrating the importance and influence of female gardeners.
Now, nearly 40 years later, Tim Richardson gathers three Englishwomen gardeners – Mary Keen, Tania Compton and Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall – to reflect on the book’s impact on the gardening world, and consider what The Englishwoman’s Garden means today.