Window Gardens for the People and Clean and Tidy Rooms; Being an Experiment to Improve the Homes of the London Poor by Rev. S. Haddon-Parkes M.A. 1863.

I couldn`t find Mr Bosanquet`s lecture notes or the sheet published by the Journal of Horticulture. But I found this amazing little book in the Hathi Trust Digital Library.  It was written by a Clergyman, Curate of St George`s Bloomsbury, and its purpose was to explain the effort made to improve the home life of … Continue reading Window Gardens for the People and Clean and Tidy Rooms; Being an Experiment to Improve the Homes of the London Poor by Rev. S. Haddon-Parkes M.A. 1863.

Victorian Flower Shows

As the society began with a flower show I decided to see what I could find out about Victorian flower shows.  As it all began with a clergyman I wondered if organising flower shows was common practice within the church of England.  So I searched through the Church Times archives from 1865 to 1895. There … Continue reading Victorian Flower Shows