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Sevenoaks Talk: The Art of the Folly with Russell Bowes

Doors open 7.15pm, meeting and talk start 8.00pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE VENUE: This meeting is being held at the Bat and Ball Community Centre, Crampton's Road, off Otford Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5DN  (It wasn't possible to hire our usual venue for tonight's talk).

Starting with a look at what a folly actually is (and what it isn't), The Art of the Folly looks at weird, wonderful and (generally) unexplained garden buildings of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Many have entertaining stories behind their creation - find out how to out-do the Bishop of Salisbury, what happens when you put an advert in the paper for a hermit and how to produce a 50 foot pineapple.

Russell is a freelance garden historian and has been giving talks on the subject since 2000; and in 2003 he was awarded the University of London Diploma in Garden History.

The Society is a registered charity and membership fees and donations are an important part of our income. The Talk is free to members but guests and visitors are asked to make a donation towards hall hire and speaker's fee. There will be a donations box at the venue.No booking, just turn up.Free parking in the evenings at the adjacent large car park.

Event Information

Event Date 09-06-2022 7:15 pm
Event End Date 09-06-2022 9:30 pm
Capacity 100
Individual Price Free to members. A donation towards hall hire and speaker fee is appreciated from visitors.