What Made Your Garden Grow? The History of Fertiliser!


Thursday 6th October 2022 at 7pm on Zoom

Join us to hear about the delights and big business of guano and night soil.

After a career in teaching and ending up as a head teacher in inner London, Dr David Marsh took early retirement and decided to go back into education himself. He did a four year diploma course in Garden History that led on to an MA in Historical Research at Birkbeck College, University of London in 1999. He enjoyed academia so much that he went straight on to do a PhD on The Gardens and Gardeners of Later Stuart London which he completed in 2005.

He is a trustee of The Gardens Trust, is co-chair of their education and events committee and writes a weekly blog at thegardenstrust.blog.

In this talk, David will plumb the murky and odorous depths of fertiliser, and examine how it has made our gardens bloom through the ages.

Tickets £5.00, available on Eventbrite.