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Online Talk: The Gaskell’s Garden

‘A whispering of leaves and a perfume of flowers’…

So Charlotte Brontë wrote of her stay at her friend Elizabeth Gaskell’s house when she visited during a hot summer day in June 1851. Elizabeth herself had great hopes for the garden, writing that ‘Do you know I believe the garden will be a great delight in our new house.’

Now you can find out about the restoration of the Gaskell family garden based on original sources including maps, photographs, Elizabeth’s own letters and the occasional picture. Join Jackie Tucker to explore what the garden was like around 1850 and how it looks today with this introduction to the Victorian garden of one of our greatest novelists.

Part of the House Restoration Season

£4 per ticket

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is run by Manchester Historic Buildings Trust (charity no. 1080606) and all money gained through private tours, talks, room hire and ticket sales goes towards the ongoing maintenance and running costs of the house. If you would like to support the house with an additional donation you can do so via this link.

8th Jun 2022

7pm - 8pm

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.