Mary Delaney 1700-1788:Scandal Botany & Art: Dr Twigs Way

"Following the life of the ‘grotto nymph’ and creator of botanic paper mosaics, Mary Delany. Feted by Erasmus Darwin, acclaimed by Sir Joseph Banks and personal friend of Queen Charlotte, after a life of gardening and ‘shell work’ she embarked, aged seventy-two, on a fabulous flora of paper portrayals of exotic plants. Scandal, politics, botany, art and wit - this Day School has it all!"

Tutor: Dr Twigs Way

"Dr Twigs Way is a professional garden historian and divides her time between research and consultancy, giving lectures, talks and writing books. Twigs came to garden history from a career in archaeology, having focussed on landscape archaeology during her PhD. Since 2004 she has worked closely with English Heritage and other public bodies undertaking research on parks and gardens. Twigs has appeared in numerous television programmes including Gardeners' World. "