Led by Jan Anderson, Landscape Architect Ealing Council, and Chris Ellis, Head Gardener
Explore the former gardens of Princess Amelia and the Rothschild Family to learn about the recent Heritage Lottery Funded restoration works and plans for the future.
Led by Mike Dawson, former Chair of LPGT
A one-and-a-half-hour evening walk exploring 2,000 years of City history: the City’s key position on the River Thames, its tributary rivers and docks, Roman remains, churchyards, City Livery Company gardens and post-WW2 gardens.
For one very special weekend this June, over 200 green spaces – many usually closed to the public – will open their gates for public enjoyment and discovery. With the purchase of a Weekend ticket, you can explore London's urban gardens, and enjoy a host of activities and experiences for all the family.
The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL (by kind permission of Alan Baxter)
Price: Free to members
From the beginning of their city, Londoners have always grown food. Kim Wilkie, farmer and renowned landscape architect, believes that ‘in England, garden and countryside are part of a single strong idea’, for which ‘growing food is a fundamental’, and ‘city and suburban gardens are as relevant as country estates or village plots.’ In London as in other cities we need to ‘redefine housing to incorporate dense living with green living’.
The lecture will be followed by refreshments
The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL 6EL (by kind permission of Alan Baxter)
Led by the Head Gardener
Inner Temple Garden is a haven of tranquillity and beauty with a sweeping lawns, unusual trees and charming woodland areas. The herbaceous borders show off inspiring plant combinations from early spring through to autumn.
Led by Michael Marriott
The gardens have been developed from the 16th Century and are now Grade II Listed by Historic England who say “Pleasure grounds and a park, since 1952 a public park, largely developed to their present layout from the late C19. The pleasure grounds continue to reflect the influences of the Arts and Craft Movement and the last private owners' interest in Italian Gardens. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe designed the Theatre Garden”. They are adjacent to Orpington Priory which is an old ecclesiastical building with parts dating back to the 12th Century.
Led by Colin Barratt
The cemetery is the home of a wide range of faith groups’ burial grounds. This tour will explain the need for this cemetery, its design, and the many interesting features and areas within it.
A one-day conference presenting new research and a tour of Horace Walpole's restored garden. Speakers to include:
The day includes tea/coffee and lunch and a glass of champagne and, subject to confirmation, a visit at 5pm to Pope's Grotto.
Registration and coffee in the café at 9.45am.
Tickets: Standard £50, SH Friends and Volunteers and London Parks & Gardens Trust members £45.
For more information and to book email Claire Leighton: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8744 1241.
Led by Leslie Williams, Researcher and Susan Darling, LPGT researcher
Wembley Park was an important early commission for Repton. Whilst little of Repton’s original landscaping at Wembley Park survives, the walk will explore the adjacent area of Barn Hill, believed to have been part of the original design and which shows key features of his original planting.
(Note this walk is on grass paths and is steep in places.)
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