Houseplants are undergoing a revival not seen since the Sixties, but what lies ahead for the new millennial fascination with indoor-dwelling plants? We’ll be discussing the phenomenon, how it happened, and what trends lie ahead with some of the tastemakers who made it happen, and the horticulturalists who know these plants best. A must for anyone who’s lusted after a monstera.
This is the third in a series of three lectures looking at urban gardening for the new generation, curated by Alice Vincent (Author of How to Grow Stuff: Easy, no stress gardening for beginners, and writer for The Telegraph). Other talks in the series:
Alice Vincent is an author, journalist and self-taught urban gardener. She has kept a column with The Telegraph for two years, and brought out her first book, How to Grow Stuff: no stress gardening for beginners, in March 2017. She documents her growing adventures through Instagram and a newsletter under Noughticulture.
Jane Perrone is the host and creator of the houseplant podcast On The Ledge, and she writes about gardening for a range of publications including the Guardian, Gardens Illustrated, Grow Your Own and Gardenista.com.
Catherine Horwood is a social historian specialising in people, plants and gardens. Her book Potted History was the first to trace the story of plants in the British home. Her latest book, Rose, will be published in September 2018 and she is the authorised biographer of plantswoman Beth Chatto.