Garden History Lectures and Talks

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.
The autumn programme will start on 27 September 2018.

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London Parks and Gardens Trust

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

10 December 2018: Gunnersbury Park and its Gardens: A History  – Val Bott

14 January 2019: Gardens of the Great Strand Palaces – Paula Henderson

11 February 2019: Plant Drawings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew –  Lynn Parker

11 March 2019: The Shirley Wilderness: An Early Ecological Garden – Jeremy Rye

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The Garden Museum

20 November 19.00 – 20.30

Drawings and Imagination: How Designers Promote to Clients 
Concurrent with, and inspired by, their exhibition Revealing Repton, the Garden Museum are hosting ‘Drawings and Imagination: How Designers Promote to Clients’ at which garden designers Julian and Isabel Bannerman, and architect Ptolemy Dean explore with Jeremy Musson, former architectural editor of Country Life, how designers currently use the process of drawing to explore their vision.

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Gardens Trust 2018

Friday 7 December The Elizabethan garden reimagined and reinvented
Dr David Jacques, Garden Historian and Conservationist

Wednesday 30 January The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth: History and Restoration
Dr Anna Keay, formerly Curatorial Director at English Heritage, now Director of the Landmark Trust

Wednesday 20 February Oxford Botanic Garden: Past, Present and Future
Professor Simon Hiscock, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum

Wednesday 6 March Nicholas Hawksmoor’s designs for the Gardens of Castle Howard
Dr Sally Jeffery, Architectural and Garden Historian

Wednesday 27 March John Brookes: his landscape legacy
Dr Barbara Simms, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Wednesday 10 April Studying Orchards in Eastern England
Professor Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia

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