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The Suburban Garden: Dr Twigs Way

"England is a nation of gardeners and most of us garden in suburbia. From Victorian shrubberies to the 1980s 'Good Life' these small plots reveal the everchanging aspirations and realities of the suburban dweller. Lauded by estate agents and satirised in literature, suburban plots are scattered with seating, sundials, goldfish ponds, and that most divisive of features: the overgrown hedge. Neglected by history, and sometimes in reality, this Day School celebrates the gardens that make up the green patchwork of suburbia."

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. "