Class, Taste and Gardening
This chapter empirically examines how people occupy and inhabit the social and
cultural positions of class. Keeping ordinary practices and aesthetics at the forefront
of the analysis, it asks if the garden is a site where identities of class are played
out and if gardeners make aesthetic choices according to how they are positioned
by class. I address these questions by attending to the facets identified by Felski’s
(2000) phenomenological approach to ordinariness in everyday life: its temporality
through ‘repetition’, its grounding at ‘home’ and its rhythms of ‘habit’.