Research

Are you excited by London’s green spaces? Would you like to help discover the fascinating history behind them? If so, this is the group for you.

One of the most important activities of the Trust is its research into London’s parks, gardens and open spaces. The Research Group is friendly, lively and very active; we meet in central London every few months to report on research findings, attend training days and educational visits, and share good research practice. Our all-important research findings feed into not only our local Inventory of London Historic Spaces but also the national Parks & Gardens UK resource.

Themes that the Group will be working on will be:

  • Women in Horticulture
  • Landscapes across London

In conjunction with the Brent Parks Forum, the Group are also hoping to work on another project to improve the entries for open spaces in Brent included in the London Inventory and update London Gardens Online, the LPGT’s Inventory of Historic Spaces.

Whether you are an experienced researcher, have attended a course and would like to put theory into practice, or would like to learn how to research a garden’s history, this is the group for you. Plenty of support is available and you are free to choose which gardens you research and how much time you commit.

To join the Group or for more information, please email research@londongardenstrust.org

John Rocque 1746 detail
John Rocque 1746 detail

Sharing Repton

The Sharing Repton project is one of five national pilots funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. LPGT worked in collaboration with English Heritage, The Gardens Trust, and three refugee groups to engage new audiences in the care and celebration of parks and gardens. This project took place in two parts, firstly at Kenwood House and then in Russell Square. This film shows part of the project that took place in Russell Square in May 2019. We created the film to show some of the potential benefits that derive from supporting the trust, whether through membership, donations, buying tickets to Open Garden Squares Weekend or other fund-raising events.