‘India in England’ by Kate Harwood

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 20.00
Location: Online
A Folly Fellowship Event

The first British outpost was set up in India at Surat a few years after Captain Hawkins had landed there in 1608. From then on the East India Company influence spread across most of India and thousands upon thousands of soldiers, administrators, government employees and hangers-on experienced the sub-continent. Some of these brought home ideas for  their own estates, often in the form of garden buildings. This talk will look at this legacy and discuss why and who succumbed to the charm of the Indian garden and wished to replicate it at home