Past Event Tate Britain Talk

Meet Tate Britain with Alys Fowler The wild flowers and wayside weeds of Tate

Alys Fowler is a gardener and author of the weekly 'Ask Alys' column for the Guardian Weekend magazine.

Join Alys for this horticulturally themed tour looking at hidden or incidental flowers and weeds in Tate Britain's collection displays. By exploring their meaning and historical context, this tour encourages us to reimagine the paintings and their meanings. Are the flora symbolic or designed to show off the artists' talents? What do they tell us about the status of imported or native plants, new social trends and other forms of meaning?

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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15 September 2014 at 18.30–20.00

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