Museum exhibit celebrates 1970s

The Museum of Garden History will celebrate the 1970s by exhibiting two garden sheds at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

The displays will be within the National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens (NCCPG) marquee on 8-13 July. The exhibit aims to celebrate the late 1970s, when the Museum of Garden History and the NCCPG were founded.

The two sheds will help tell the story of how British gardens were transformed during the 1970s and will highlight two different styles of gardening.

One of the displays highlights the life of a gardener who grows vegetables and bedding plants from seed and nurtures show blooms such as dahlias and crysanthemums, while the other one explains how another gardener uses his garden as an "outdoor room" for socialising.

The exhibit explores the change in gardening that happened during the 1970s and looks at the museum's and NCCPG's aims of recording and preserving the heritage of British gardens and plants.


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