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The Humour of Hole: talk by Martin Stott

Monday 17 April 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This online presentation by Martin Stott is about the Rev Samuel Reynolds Hole, 1819-1904, celebrated Anglican preacher, rosarian, horticulturalist, prolific letter-writer, author of the immensely popular A Book about Roses (W Blackwood and Sons, 1869) among other works, and Dean of Rochester Cathedral. He was the first organiser of the National Rose Show in London, one of the inaugural recipients of the Victoria Medal of Honour awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society and the first president of the National Rose Society, 1876-1904.

Martin Stott is an author, blogger, former BBC journalist, current co-editor of By Any Other Name for the World Federation of Rose Societies, and HRG member.

This is the third in a series of seven online talks on the theme “Roses from the Arctic to Australia” in partnership with the Gardens Trust, with an international slant. Each talk is a live online presentation, chaired by Maeve Heneke, Hon Sec of the HRG, with tickets available at £5 each of £28 for the entire series of seven evenings. Talks start at 6pm and last approx. one hour, with an extra half hour for audience questions to the speaker.

You can buy a ticket here for the entire course of seven sessions for £28.

Or buy a ticket for this individual lecture here for £5.


Monday 17 April 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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