You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Horticultural Education in England, 1900-40: Middle-Class Women and Private Gardening Schools
Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring, 2003), pp. 67-79
Published by: The Garden History Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1587402
Page Count: 13
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
A middle-class woman wanting to train as a gardener between 1900 and 1940 could choose to attend a private gardening school instead of a horticultural college. The importance of these schools to women's horticultural education has been obscured by the fragmentary nature of the archival sources, yet they provided an important source of horticultural education. The years leading up to the First World War (began 1914) saw a number of schools open. However, numbers declined in the interwar period (1919-38) until only a handful remained. The schools, however, were an integral part of women's horticultural education as shown by the history of Aldersey Hall, near Chester, Cheshire. The school run by the Misses Cornelius Wheeler trained women in horticulture from the early years of the twentieth century to the early days of the Second World War.
Garden History © 2003 The Garden History Society