The English Love of Gardening

The North of England Horticultural Society hosted the Harrogate Flower Show this month. It is one of a good number of flower shows that are held up and down England every year. There was a very large crowd at the Harrogate Show and many people were trailing crates on wheels in which they put the plants they bought.

The English love plants and flowers and gardening. It is a pursuit that has a long history. Generations of the Tradescant family traveled the world in the 16th and 17th centuries, bringing exotic plants back to England for Royalty and the Great Houses of England.

Walking around the halls it was illuminating to hear the level of knowledge that plant breeders and visitors showed as they shared information about plants.



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