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A Lesson in Life & Art - book launch

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A long overdue biography of a 20th century couple who were hugely influential across the spheres of art, gardening and cookery.

A Lesson in Art and Life  by Hugh St Clair tells the fascinating story of the lives of Cedric Morris and Lett-Haines, a couple who lived in glorious colour in a cautious black-and-white world. Hugh is an experienced arts and design journalist. He has edited and written four books and his latest A Lesson in Art and Life focuses on a couple who were at the centre of the Modern British art scene. In the 1930's they founded the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing at Benton End, Hadleigh, where visitors included Freud, Hambling, Vita Sackville West, Bacon, Britten and Elizabeth David. Cedric Morris became an award winning plantsman and an acknowledged influence on Beth Chatto amongst others.


We are thrilled that Hugh has kindly offered to give a short informative talk with Q+A before book signing at 11am on Thursday 25th July 2019.


Every ticket includes a £5 voucher which can be redeemed against purchase of the book A Lesson in Life & Art from our Gift Shop.



 







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  • Can I order something that you don't sell?

    We stock over 2000 varieties of plant and not all of them make it onto our website. If there is a specific variety or plant you are after, please email us on packhouse@bethchatto.co.uk

  • Availability

    Stock levels are kept fully updated on our website.  If you plan to visit our nursery please do check our website for current availability before travelling, or please email us on packhouse@bethchatto.co.uk and we can put plants aside for you. Alternatively, order through the website and select the 'Collect from our nursery - FREE' option. Please allow 3 days between ordering & pick up. 

  • What size pots will my plants be supplied in?

    Our plants are sold in a range of pot sizes dependent upon their growth needs:

    9cm – for all our alpine plants

    1 Litre –  for the majority of our herbaceous perennials

    2 Litre (occasionally 3 Litre) – for shrubs and those herbaceous perennials which require a larger root run


    Some plants may be supplied 'bare root' and will be of comparable size to pot grown plants.

  • Where do you deliver?

    We are pleased to be able to deliver our plants throughout the UK and Ireland.  Unfortunately, we are currently unable to deliver overseas.

  • How much does delivery cost?

    Rather than absorb the cost of postage within our plant price we prefer to charge a realistic postage and packing charge.

    For orders dispatched to England, Wales and Scottish Lowlands the charge for delivery is:

    £9.95 for orders up to £200
    £15.00 for orders from £200 to £500
    £20.00 for all orders over £500

    Please see our Delivery Information page for more details and charges for Scottish Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, Isle of man, Isle of Wight and the Channel Isles.

  • When will I receive my order?

    Once you’ve placed your order online you will receive a confirmation email.  Your order will then be dealt with as quickly as possible by our experienced mail order team. During peak periods it can take up to 10 working days to receive your plants.  Once the team have selected your plants the status of your order will change to “processing”.  Finally - when your order has been carefully prepared and boxed and is ready to be collected by our courier - you will receive a dispatch email and can expect your plants to arrive the following day (for England, Wales & Scottish Lowlands).  We use a special fragile overnight delivery service to ensure that your plants spend the minimum amount of time in transit. Please see our Delivery Information page for more details and charges for Scottish Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, Isle of man, Isle of Wight and the Channel Isles.

  • How do I track my delivery?

    Once you receive your dispatch email click on the tracking number link and you will be redirected to our couriers APC. Enter your tracking number and postcode there and you will be able to track the progess of your parcel(s).

     

  • Why has my plant been cut back?

    Traditionally the mail order plant season has run from October to March. This was because many plants would dormant during this time of the year and foliage would either be reduced or absent, making them easier to post.

    Now mail order runs all year round and thus requires us to maybe cut back some of your plants, particularly from April to October. Plants with tall flowering stems and lots of foliage may lose a great deal of water in transit and cutting back helps reduce this stress. Cutting back will not harm your plants but will help in their establishment by promoting new root and shoot growth once planted.

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