The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

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Online Talk: The Gaskells’ Garden on a Plate

Wednesday 14 June, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST


Elizabeth Gaskell had great hopes for the garden at Plymouth Grove, not just as a beautiful place to relax, but as a source of food for the family. She even joked that ‘I find my proper vocation is farming‘.

Now you can find out about what she grew, where and why based on original sources including letters, maps, photographs and references to her fiction. Join the Gaskell Society’s Jackie Tucker to explore some of the symbolism in novels such as Cranford and North And South and discover which fruit and vegetables were grown in the Victorian garden of one of our greatest novelists.

The talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.