Beth Chatto

A Retrospective


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The first ever retrospective of the most influential living gardener in Britain who is perhaps best known for her pioneering, ecological approach to gardening, which was developed in the 1960s, yet is so relevant to gardeners today.

The story of how the Beth Chatto Gardens grew out of a patch of wasteland at the back of her husband's Essex fruit farm and how this became one of the best-loved gardens in Britain is told through private archives, paintings and photographs.

The exhibition examineS the subtlety of her approach to design and explore important influences that include her husband Andrew's life-long study of the natural association of plants, the work of her friend the artist Sir Cedric Morris, her early career as an instructor for the Flower Club Movement and her interest in music and architecture.

Later publications and correspondence show how her particular kind of gardening has been debated, enjoyed and appreciated by professional and amateur gardeners alike.


Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB
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Sun-Fri 10.30am-5pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm; closed 1st Mon of month

10 (concessions available)


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