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Kyrle Society

(The). Founded 1878, for decorating the walls of hospitals, school-rooms, mission-rooms, cottages, etc.; for the cultivation of small open spaces, window-gardening, the love of flowers, etc.; and improving the artistic taste of the poorer classes.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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