Landscape &

Advolly Richmond
Garden, Landscape & Social Historian

Advolly Richmond is an independent researcher in garden, landscape, plant and social history and is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. She has an MA in Garden History from the University of Bristol and is qualified to RHS Level 3 in Practical Horticulture

She advocates that garden history is for everyone, it helps us to understand the value of historic designed landscapes, parks, cemeteries and many other green spaces, because only when you understand the value of something can you protect it for future generations.

Advolly lectures on a variety of garden history subjects from the 16th through to the 20th century.   She is currently researching the life and legacy of the Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman (1809-1890), an Anglo-African Victorian missionary, botanist and plant collector.

She is a trustee of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust and the Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust. She is also a member of the Garden Media Guild as well as being an ambassador for Silent Space

Advolly's ongoing project, "The Garden History Podcast" an A to Z, is now available to listen to on the Podcast page and from Itunes and Spotify, as well as other leading podcast providers.

She has written and presented garden history led features for BBC Gardeners World as well as audio features on plant history for BBC Gardeners Question Time. These can be viewed on the Media page

My book:   "A Short History of Flowers"   is now available for pre-order!

"In A Short History of Flowers, Advolly Richmond unravels the surprising histories of 60 flowers that shape our gardens. Featuring beautiful illustrations from Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal Award winner, Sarah Jane Humphrey"

Short History of Flowers Cover