This talk looks at a series of paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries which feature gardens, and helps the audience see beyond the obvious. Are the pictures useful evidence for the history gardens? Are they “accurate” depictions? What else might they be telling us? It might sound a bit heavy but it’s intended to intrigue the audience and make them think why the painting was made, a understand a bit more of the mind-set of the period, and to look at even well-known pictures in a new light And there are some laughs too!