Summer Events 2020

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Wednesday, 13th May, 6pm - 8pm

Tree Identification in St. James's Park

Leader: Greg Packman, Senior Tree Inspector, London Borough of Islington

The St James's Park tree walk explores the unusual and exotic trees of the Park; including the landscape history and cultural history of the trees in one of London's oldest and most famous parks.

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Wednesday, 3rd June, 6pm - 8pm

Along the Thames in Deptford and Greenwich

Leader: Mike Dawson, former Chairman, LPGT

The latest in the series of annual walks lead by Mike Dawson exploring parks, gardens and open spaces along the Thames: starting from Canada Water and including the rejuvenated Surrey Docks, Deptford and the Royal Naval Dockyard, John Evelyn's Sayes Court, Greenwich Palace (the Royal Naval College - now Greenwich University) and Greenwich Park

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Monday, 22nd June, 6pm - 8pm

Three Unforgettable Flower Gardens, Regent's Park

Leader: Chris Sumner, former Chairman, LPGT with David Foreman, Trustee

A walk through Regent's Park to see Avenue Gardens, St John's Lodge Gardens and Queen Mary's Rose Garden. The walk will cover the history of Regent's Park from Tudor deer park, to Regency garden suburb, and as a modern public park.

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Thursday, 2nd July, 2pm - 4pm

Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens EC4

Leader: Christopher Laine,, Landscape Architect, Historic England and Paul Burnage, Gardener

Designed by landscape architect Janet Jack (1934-2016), this private, 1-acre rooftop terrace garden above Cannon Street Station was the largest in the City when it was completed 30 years ago.

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Thursday, 9th July, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Wembley Park Public Realm and a Repton Link

Leader: Kirk Nelson, Director, LDA Design with Christopher Laine, Landscape Architect, Historic England

Wembley Park is strongly influenced by Humphry Repton, one of the great landscape designers of the 18th century, who laid out the original estate over 200 years ago. Known for his endless vistas, Repton combined simple, sweeping landscapes with a more naturalistic approach.

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Wednesday, 12th August, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

The East of the City

Leader: John Goodier, Member and Walks Advisory Group

We will start at Tower Hill Station and go from the Roman Wall via the great fire and the blitz to a recent spectacular public plaza. This is an area of streetscape and building history and associations with people from the past. We will visit over a dozen sites.

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Tuesday, 8th September, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Living in the Landscape: Thamesmead's lost landscape and its bright future

Leader: Dr Phil Askew, Director Landscape and Placemaking, Peabody

Dr Phil Askew will lead the tour around some of Thamesmead's unique landscape and describe how our Green Infrastructure Framework, 'Living in the Landscape', is driving our approach to landscape and placemaking by making the most of the extraordinary landscape we own and manage.

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Saturday, 10th October, 2pm - 4pm

Islington (Barnsbury) Walk

Leader: Peter Sibley, Trustee LPGT

Starting at the Angel Islington this walk is an opportunity to see a variety of gardens alongside an extremely broad range of architectural styles including Georgian, French Mechanical, Gothic, Arcadian, Victorian artisan and Victorian superior Terrace and from intensely urban to completely secluded settings.

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