Friday Lecture – 70th Anniversary: 70 Years of Gardening Trends with Katherine Crouch
An entertaining lecture of the history of gardening trends from 1950 to the present day. A reflection of how we expressed our leisure at home informs us of our social history. We shall speculate on what the future holds, and which trends we would never wish to see again!
This lecture is one of our 70th Celebrations.
Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.
In the late 1970’s, garden design was not yet a popular career. There was landscape architecture and amenity horticulture or horticultural diplomas, none of which appealed to me, so I studied Product Design instead, graduating in 1981.
Fast forward 15 years to living in my first house in Somerset. Having excavated and built a garden from scratch behind our bungalow, my husband and I opened our garden for the National Garden Scheme from 1996 to 2000 which was enormous fun.
In 1999 I entered and won the first BBC Gardener of the Year competition, and the following year the queue on the garden Open Day went round the block. As clients were now demanding my services I set up Katherine Crouch Garden Design in early 2000 and have since been designing gardens all over the South West.
Proving it wasn’t just a fluke the first time round, I won BBC Gardener of the Decade in 2008 and the fun of developing gardens continues. I also won a Gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show for designing a display for Kings Seeds 125th anniversary.