Autumn Lecture: Chrysanthemum by Triggs Way

Date(s) - 19/10/2023
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Leicester Bowling Club

Drawing its allure from the gold of the sun and the rule of emperors, the chrysanthemum winds its way through ancient Chinese culture into the gardens of French Impressionist painters and onto the pages of American novels. The flower signifies both life and death, as parts of Europe associate it with mourning while others celebrate it for its golden rays that light the autumnal gloom.

In this fascinating talk, Twigs Way follows the fortunes of the flower through philosophy, art, literature and death, recounting the stories of the men and women who became captivated by it.

Twigs Way is a writer, researcher and speaker who is fascinated by the social and cultural aspects of garden history. Her publications include The Cottage Garden (2011) and A Nation of Gardeners (2010) and of course Chrysanthemum(2020). She lives in Cambridgeshire.

The lecture will be followed by the usual tea/coffee and cake. Please let Elizabeth (0116 2705711) know if you can bake a cake for this meeting.

Guests are welcome at a cost of £3.00