The Gardens Trust

27-28 September 2021: Artists and the garden: New Perspectives Conference.  More information here

TGT Online lectures

Gardens of the Early 18th Century

A series of 6 online talks; tickets for the series £30. Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the first talk, which will be the same link throughout (If you do not receive this link please contact us), and a link to the recorded session will be sent shortly after each session and will be available for 1 week.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gardens-of-the-early-18th-century-tickets-166294177361

Thursday 23 September, 10am: Overview David Marsh

Thursday 30 September, 10am: Practical Gardening, Theory and the Beginnings of Garden History

Dr Sally Jeffery

Thursday 7 October, 10am: London and Wise Dr Sally Jeffery

Thursday 14 October, 10am: Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and Bridgeman Dr Sally Jeffery

Thursday 21 October, 10am: New World Explorers and Collectors Henrietta McBurney

Thursday 14 October, 10am: Thomas Fairchild and early botanical science David Marsh

Introduction to Commercial Gardening

A 3-part online series, introducing commercial gardening during the 16 -18th centuries. This series is part of a longer programme from TGT for autumn/winter 2021/22 on Commercial Plant Nurseries, Plant Hunters and Pioneers. Tickets for the series £15. Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the first talk, which will be the same link throughout (If you do not receive this link please contact us), and a link to the recorded session will be sent shortly after each session and will be available for 1 week.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-commercial-gardening-tickets-166831269819

Monday 13 September 6pm: Overview and the world of commercial gardening before the Restoration – David Marsh and Jill Francis

Week 2: 20 Sept. The emergence of specialist trades – David Marsh

Week 3: 27 Sept. Eighteenth Century Nurseries – David Marsh

Why so special? Iconic C20 landscapes

A series of 21 online talks organised in association with FOLAR reviewing the 21 recently registered Historic England post war landscapes and gardens and their designers; all 21 for £84, or £5 each. Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the talk, and again a few hours before the talk. A link to the recorded session (available for 1 week) will be sent shortly afterwards.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-so-special-iconic-c20-landscapes-tickets-166520712935

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPES

Tuesday September, 6pm: Stockley ParkBernard Ede and Claire Watson

Tuesday 5 October, 6pm: Broadwater Park Karen Fitzsimon

Tuesday 12 October, 6pm: Cummins Engine FactoryJane Amidon and Matthew Benians

Tuesday 19 October, 6pm: Cadbury FactoryEd Bennis and Rob Belcher

PUBLIC HOUSING

Tuesday 2 November, 6pm: Alexandra Road ParkNeil Davidson

Tuesday 9 November, 6pm: Brunel Estate Colin Moore

Tuesday 16 November, 6pm: Golden Lane Estate Elain Harwood and Clem Cecil

Tuesday 23 November, 6pm: Churchill GardensDominic Cole

Tuesday 30 November, 6pm: Alton East and West Elain Harwood

SEMI-PUBLIC GARDENS

Tuesday 11 January, 6pm: Improvement Garden Stockwood ParkKate Harwood

Tuesday 18 January, 6pm: Roper’s Garden Ed Bennis

Tuesday 25 January, 6pm: Kennedy MemorialAnnabel Downs

Week 15: 1 February, 6pm: St Catherine’s CollegeTim Richardson

PRIVATE HOUSING

Tuesday 15 February, 6pm: Fieldend Jan Woudstra

Tuesday 22 February, 6pm: Burwood Place Water GardensDominic Cole and Jan Woudstra

PRIVATE GARDENS

Tuesday 8 March, 6pm: Beth Chatto’s Garden David Ward

Tuesday 15 March, 6pm: Denmans GardenBarbara Simms and Gwendolyn van Paasschen

Tuesday 22 March, 6pm: York Gate Garden – tbc.

Tuesday 29 March, 6pm: Shute House – Kate Felus

TGT in association with Yorkshire Gardens Trust: Tree Talks

A series of 4 online talks about our relationship with trees. Tuesdays, 10am; £5 each or all 4 for £16

Attendees will be sent a Zoom link 2 days prior to the start of the talk, and again a few hours before the talk. A link to the recorded session (available for 1 week) will be sent shortly afterwards.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tree-talks-tickets-165400121215

Tuesday 7 September: Trees in the Urban Environment

Dr Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield

Tuesday 14 September: The ‘Right to Plant’: a political history of roadside tree planting in the Netherlands

Dr Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield

Tuesday 21 September: A Man of the Trees: the life of Richard St Barbe Baker (1889-1982)

Dr Camilla Allen, University of Sheffield

Tuesday 28 September: Commemorating with Trees: three forms, three stories

Dr Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield

TGT in association with Norfolk Gardens Trust: Unforgettable Gardens

A series of 4 online talks. 7pm; £5 each or all 4 for £16. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unforgettable-gardens-tickets-164528943499

Wednesday 8 September: Houghton

Professor Tom Williamson, and Richard and Rosie Ernst

Wednesday 15 September: Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways Renaissance

Darren Barker

Wednesday 22 September: The Plantation Garden, Norwich’s Secret Garden by

Dr Lesley Kant Cunneen

Wednesday 29 September: Sandringham Park and Garden

Martin Woods

London Gardens Trust

A series of 8 online talks, 6pm, £4 per lecture for LGT Members, £6 per lecture for Non-members; Class Pass for all 8 lectures £24 for LGT Members, £36 for Non-members.

https://bookwhen.com/londongardenstrust#focus=ev-s6jz-20210914180000

Tuesday 14 September: Restored to Glory: The 17th Century Secret Gardens of Harefield Place

Kay McHugh, Owner, Harefield Place

Tuesday 12 October: Women in Horticulture and Gladstone Park: A Park for the People

Maria Precedo, Joanna Roll and Antonia Couling-Dini from the London Gardens Trust Research Group

Tuesday 9 November: Skateboarding in the City: Inclusive Communities and Diverse Participants

Chris Lawton, Community Development Officer at Skateboard GB and Iain Borden, Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture at UCL

Tuesday 14 December: British Muslims and the Natural World

Dr Mark Bryant, Senior Consultant at IFEES/EcoIslam and Climate Change Consultant for the Muslim Council of Wales

Tuesday 11 January 2022: The translation of landscape: Brown to Repton to Olmsted, Kirkharle, London and the New World

John Phibbs, Principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group

Tuesday 15 February 2022: Parks & Gardens; Balancing the Needs of People and Wildlife in a Changing City

Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation for the London Wildlife Trust

Tuesday 15 March 2022: Hidden in Plain Sight: Fifty Fabulous Features in the Land of the Fanns

Dr Twigs Way, researcher, writer, speaker and consultant in garden history and designed landscapes

Tuesday 12 April 2022: From Royal Hunting Ground to Parks for People and Nature: A Celebration and History of London’s Parks

Paul Rabbitts, Head of Parks, Heritage and Culture at Watford Borough Council and chair of the Parks Management Association