Garden History Lectures and Talks

Paul Mellon Centre  

The Three Phases of the Privy Garden at Hampton Court from Henry VIII to the Restoration of the William and Mary Garden – a breakfast talk on 4 July 2019 9.30 -10.30am at Paul Mellon Centre, 16 Bedford Square, WC1B 3JA

Landscape Historian Bryan Fuermann will explore the three phases of the privy garden at Hampton Court, in this informal breakfast talk. This a free event but must be booked in advance.

This event is part of the Bedford Square Festival. For further details, booking, and the full list of events please visit

The Drawing Room 1-27 Rodney Place, London SE17 1PP

London’s Modern Nature: Nurturing green spaces in the capital
16:00 –17.30 on Saturday 1 June 2019
Katharine Stout, curator of Modern Nature, chairs a panel discussion with Joyce Cronin of The Bower, located in Brunswick Park, Camberwell and Michael Smythe of Phytology, located at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. Together they discuss the importance of maintaining and nurturing urban ‘green’ spaces, the interface between art and growing projects, and the relationship between well-being and collective work.
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Derek Jarman’s Garden with Jonny Bruce
13.00 – 14:30 on Saturday 8 June 2019
Jacqui McIntosh (Exhibitions Manager, Drawing Room) and horticulturalist Jonny Bruce will talk about the evolution of Derek Jarman’s now famous garden at Prospect Cottage, Dungeness and Jarman’s continuing influence today.
This is a free event but advance booking is recommended. For further information and to book

Institute of Historical Research, University of London

History of Gardens and Landscapes seminars at the Institute of Historical Research. Unless otherwise indicated all seminars take place 18.00 -20.00 at Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E. Please see each seminar for the exact location within Senate House.

6 June Is there such a thing as the English Landscape Garden?

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London Parks and Gardens Trust

Lectures and held on Monday evenings, starting at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm

Details of  the Winter 2019/2020 programme will be added here later in the year

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The Garden Museum

Plant Journeys: An Evening with Naoko Abe, Jamie Compton and Chris Lane June 4 at 19.00

An evening of talks by three authors:
Japanese journalist Naoko Abe, author of ‘Cherry’ Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan’s Blossoms’, tells the story of how Japanese cherry blossoms ‘threatened by political ideology’ was saved by an unknown Englishman.
Jamie Compton and Chris Lane, authors of Wisteria: The Complete Guide which explores ‘the fascinating horticulture, botany and history of perhaps the most glamorous and spectacular of all hardy garden plants’.

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Gardens Trust 

Details of the Winter 2019/2020 programme will be added here later in the year

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