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Bath’s Pleasure Gardens

Thu 1 June, 2023
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm BST

External group: Hybrid
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Bath’s pleasure gardens are gone beyond recall. Yet in their heyday they were as central to the city’s social life as its assembly rooms, pump room or parades. Far from being genteel retreats for the horticulturally minded, they were where well-heeled visitors came to party. But horticulture played an important part – not just to make the gardens attractive but to show off the best flowers and the latest plants. 

Kirsten Elliott is the author of No Swinging on Sundays (Akeman, 2019) and co-author with Andrew Swift of eleven more books on the history of Bath.