Salon at Sunset: "Horticulture and Imperialism: The Garden Spaces of the British Empire"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The 19th century was an era of unprecedented growth and expansion for British horticulture. The plant stock in British gardens today owes much of its diversity to Victorian nurserymen and plant-hunters who introduced thousands of new specimens into Britain from its colonies abroad and other international outposts.

This talk explores the horticultural technologies and developments that enabled this expansion, focusing in particular on one case study: A Cornish garden still in existence that features plants from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South America, South Africa, California and the Canary Islands in a uniquely designed landscape.

Presented by Lynn Voskuil, associate professor at the University of Houston.



1406 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77019


$15 general public; $12 MFAH members.
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