Audio slideshow: 'A Garden within Doors'

Houseplants and arranged flowers have brightened up homes for centuries - but it was not until the late 1800s that the trend for bringing nature indoors really took off.

The Geffrye Museum in east London - which chronicles England's changing living rooms from 1600 to present day - is celebrating the Victorians' enthusiasm, and looking at how their legacy has endured.

Take a tour with the museum's Deputy Director Christine Lalumia, as she explains how plants and flowers have played an important role in the psychology of the home.

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'A Garden within Doors' continues at the Geffrye Museum until 25 July 2010.

Archive images courtesy Geffrye Museum. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 June 2010.


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