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Caroline Holmes
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Caroline Holmes

Full Member


Author; international lecturer; television broadcaster; consultant; writer; sound broadcaster: national, local. Author of Where the wildness pleases - the English Garden celebrated; Water Lilies and Bory Latour-Marliac, the genius behind Monet's water lilies; The RHS Herbs for Gourmet Gardeners; Impressionists in their Gardens; Monet at Giverny; Why do Violets shrink?; Follies of Europe - architectural extravaganzas; The not so little Book of Dung; A Zest for Herbs; Victorian Gardens; New Shoots, Old Tips; Icons of Garden Design. Consultant: Kingsfleet; Notre Dame de Calais - watch; Royal Opera House High House and Poison Planting (Alnwick Garden). Course Director and Academic Tutor University of Cambridge ICE including International Summer Programme. Specialities: garden history, landscape design, Impressionists, herbs, angels, dung and follies.

Additional Interests

Artists and their gardens. Defining Englishness by houses and gardens; sea swimming and coral reefs; languages


Based in: Bury St Edmunds
Distance willing to travel: Any
Virtual talks available: Yes

Fees: £300+

Talks: A Zest for Herbs Impressionists in their Gardens Japanese gardens - temple, royal and domestic Memphis before Elvis - Egyptian plants and gardens Monet at Giverny Permission to Poison - the Alnwick Garden Sheer folly - a walk through garden history Slay them with flowers - Doctor Shatterhand’s garden Full list on website


Gardens Millennium to Millennium
Denham End Farm
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5EE
United Kingdom

Contact Details

01284 810653