Gardens set to host festival

The links between weeding and writing will be celebrated at the second Festival of Garden Literature, entitled "A Friend, a Book and a Garden", hosted by the Garden Museum and held in the walled gardens of Petworth House, West Sussex, on 21-22 of June.

Speakers include literary prize-winner and historian Robin Lane Fox, garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith and Royal Society of Literature vice-president Victoria Glendinning. The festival will explore how gardens impact everyday life, what gardens can teach us about ourselves and their influence on art, history, poetry and literature. See www.gardenmuseum.org.uk.

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