The Greenings of Brentford End: Royal Gardeners is the subject of Hounslow and District History Society's next meeting on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow, TW3 1UL commencing at 7.45pm. The speaker is Val Bott who has been studying the history of nursery gardens for some years, focussing on Middlesex parishes along the Thames from Hammersmith westwards.
Ms Bott will explain that the Greenings ran a nursery garden in Brentford End for most of the 18th Century. The founder, Thomas Greening, specialised in fruit trees which he supplied far and wide. He won a royal patent for his methods of grafting elm trees, then acquiring aristocratic and royal gardening contracts including with the predecessors of today's Kew Gardens.
This talk is well illustrated, revealing details of work done in the current West London, all very apposite with the approach of spring when our thoughts turn to gardens after the winter.
Non-members of the Society are welcome with an entrance fee of £2.00 per head to include tea or coffee and biscuits.
United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Road, Hounslow, TW3 1UL